Nasr presents the peaceful course for defeating terrorism and bringing stability and democracy to the Middle East
Combining historical narrative with eye-opening on-the-ground research, "Meccanomics" introduces a Muslim world we've never seen before; one that is being transformed by booming economies and a vibrant middle class that will tip the balance away from extremists. This groundbreaking analysis from the author of the "New York Times'" best-selling "The Shia Revival", offers a powerful reassessment of a world where financial might - not fundamentalism - is doing the talking.
Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University; an adviser to President Obama's administration on Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; and former Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Democracy in Iran, The Islamic Leviathan, and the New York Times bestseller The Shia Revival. He regularly appears as an expert on Middle Eastern affairs on major television news networks, and writes for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Born in Iran, Nasr now lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, two sons, and daughter.
"These two sensible books argue that rather than trying to impose its own ideas, the West should listen more carefully to voices from the region."
– The Economist
“This book affords the reader rare insights into the situation in Iran, Turkey and Pakistan.” “a good place to start for a reader interested in getting beyond the toxic rhetoric about Muslims in recent years.”
– irish times
"With his unique credentials and bold insights, Vali Nasr has written a landmark work at a pivotal time. It’s a rich and exciting read.”
– Robin Wright - author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East
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