Winners and Losers in the 'Arab Spring'
Winner of the Chaikin prize
This book looks at the way primarily external actors influenced and were influenced by the revolutionary chaos that erupted in the Arab Middle East in 2011 The Arab revolutions radically altered the Middle East dynamic and particularly the strategic standing of key actors, both locally and globally.
Winners and Losers in the ‘Arab Spring’ takes a global look at a massive regional upheaval that is far from over. It is an essential read for everybody interested in the Arab revolutions, Middle East and international strategic affairs.
Winner of the 2016 Yitzhak Sadeh Award and the 2017 Chechik Award
“Years ago, Israel undertook to weave an amazing combination of links, alliances, and common interests with a host of state and non-state actors from Morocco in the west to the Persian Gulf in the east and from deep in Africa in the south to Turkey and beyond. Yossi Alpher, an enthusiastic actor in this clandestine strategy, chronicles dramatic successes and heartbreaking failures with consummate skill. . . . This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand who the real players in this game are. . . .”
--Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad (1998-2002)
No End of Conflict
Yossi Alpher, a veteran of peace process research and dialogue, explains how Israel got into its current situation of growing international isolation, political stalemate, and gathering messianic political influence. He investigates the inability of Israelis and Palestinians to make peace and end their conflict before suggesting not “solutions”, as there is no current prospect for a realistic comprehensive solution, but ways to moderate and soften the worst aspects of the situation and “muddle through” as Israel looks to a somber binational future.
The Bitterlemons Guide to the Arab Peace Initiative
A comprehensive examination of the peace proposal made by the Arab League in March 2002. In this compilation of 65 short essays, leading thinkers and politicians in the Arab world, Israel and beyond examine the text line-by-line for meanings and possibilities and explore the initiative’s strengths, weaknesses and broad ramifications.