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Sinai : Egypt's Linchpin, Gaza's Lifeline, Israel's Nightmare (Hardcover) (Mohannad Sabry)
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- Been There, Done That by Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts
- Empowering collection of life lessons
- Hard-won wisdom
- Instructive family anecdotes
The Sinai peninsula holds a unique strategic and political significance for Egypt and its neighbors. Enclosed by the Suez Canal and bordering Gaza and Israel, Egypt's rugged eastern province has been the cornerstone of the Egyptian-Israeli peace accords, yet its internal politics and security have remained largely under media blackout. While the international press descended on the capital Cairo in January 2011, Sinai's armed rebellion was largely ignored. The regime lost control of the peninsula in a matter of days and, since then, unprecedented chaos has reigned. In this crucial analysis, Mohannad Sabry argues that Egypt's shortsighted security approach has continually proven to be a failure. Decades of flawed policies have exacerbated immense social and economic problems, and maintained a superficial stability under which arms trafficking, smuggling tunnels, and militancy could silently thrive-and finally prevail following Mubarak's ouster.Years of reporting from Sinai make Sabry uniquely qualified to tell this story. He has crossed the tunnels into the Gaza Strip, embedded with traffickers, trekked across the peninsula with tribal elders, debated Takfiri ideologies with jihadist militants, and met with politicians and security officials on both sides of the border. Sinaiis vital reading for scholars, journalists, and policy makers and for anyone interested in the plunge of one of the Middle East's most critical regions into turmoil and the broader regional fallout.
Life lessons from New York Times bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts.Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have sixteen Emmy Awards between them. They have covered everything from the Gulf War to natural disasters and the AIDS crisis in Africa. Now these two married journalists and parents have collaborated on the most personal and important story of their lives.Been There, Done That is a funny, heartfelt, and empowering collection of life lessons, hard-won wisdom, and instructive family anecdotes from Al and Deborah's lives, from their parents and grandparents, and from dear friends, famous and not. Here, Al and Deborah candidly share childhood obstacles like obesity and growing up in the segregated south; the challenges and blessings that come from raising very different kids; hard-won truths about marriage and career; the illuminating "little things" that adults can learn from children; and the genuine wisdom that the elderly can share with a younger generation.These are real-life stories told from every perspective from parent, spouse, daughter, son, and friend, stories that every reader can relate to, appreciate, and share.
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Political Science
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Mohannad Sabry
Street Date: November 30, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6236