Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam

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Profile Books, May 26, 2011 - Political Science - 352 pages
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The updated edition of Secret Affairs covers the momentous events of the past year in the Middle East. It reveals the unreported attempts by Britain to cultivate relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak, the military intervention on the side of Libyan rebel forces which include pro-al-Qaeda elements, and the ongoing reliance on the region's ultimate fundamentalist state, Saudi Arabia, to safeguard its interest in the Middle East.

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.

 

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Contents

Imperial Divide an 1 d Rule
1
Partition in India and 2 Palestine
26
Shock Troops in Iran and 3 Egypt
45
Islam Versus 4 Nationalism
65
The Global Islamic 5 Mission
83
Handy Weapons in Jordan and 6 Egypt
100
The Saudi and Iranian 7 Revolutions
112
The Afghan 8 Jihad
131
The Dictator the King and the 9 Ayatollah
150
A Green Light to Terrorism
256
Confronting the New Middl e East
295
Iraq and Afghanistan
322
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About the author (2011)

Mark Curtis is an author, journalist and consultant: his previous books include Web of Deceit and Unpeople. He is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was until recently Director of the World Development Movement. He has worked in the field of international development for fourteen years, including as Head of Global Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid and Head of Policy at ActionAid. Serpent's tail published the previous edition [9781846687631].

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