Turkey

Books

They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else,” by Ronald Grigor Suny

Spring books

Study of the Armenian genocide has attracted many fine scholars, but Ronald Suny's book stands out.

Books

From the Holy Mountain, by William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple is a gifted travel writer who skillfully draws on church history, theology, Middle East politics and comparative religions to tell the story of Middle East Christians. His journey begins on Greece's Mt. Athos ("the holy mountain") and follows the route taken by the monk John Moschos in 587 CE, a time when Middle Eastern Christianity was at its peak.

Books

A review of Reset

In the Middle East, the United States has poured money and arms into two principal allies: Israel and Saudi Arabia. Oil, strategic considerations and domestic constituencies have guided these policies. But today, with Iraq a mess and Israeli-Palestinian relations at a nadir, the U.S. would do well to rethink its regional approach.