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State of Emergency Travels in a Troubled World NAVID KERMANI Translated by Tony Crawford ‘Intense, colorful, emotional, subjective.’ Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung It’s the world beyond Lampedusa: the crisis belt from Kashmir across Pakistan and Afghanistan to the Arab world and beyond, to the borders of Europe. With his characteristically flowing prose and deeply humane accounts of individual lives, Navid Kermani shows that we have far more in common with people in these regions than is often perceived. 210 x 140mm | 320 pages | February 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1470-0 | £55.00 | $69.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1471-7 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available

Upheaval The Refugee Trek through Europe NAVID KERMANI Translated by Tony Crawford ‘Kermani doesn’t conceal a thing. He records everything that he sees and hears. But he also says what he thinks of it all … Masterful.’ Frankfurter Rundschau On foot, in buses, prison vans and trains, a steady stream of refugees travelled via the Greek islands into Europe. In the autumn of 2015, the award-winning writer Navid Kermani decided to accompany them on the ‘Balkan route’. In this perceptive account from the front line of the ‘refugee crisis’, Kermani shows how a seemingly distant world in which war and conflict rage has suddenly collided with our own. He speaks to aid workers and politicians, but most importantly, to the refugees themselves, asking those who have come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere what has driven them to risk everything and embark on the long and treacherous journey to Europe. 210 x 140mm | 112 pages | April 2017 HB | 978-1-5095-1867-8 | £40.00 | $49.95 | €51.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1868-5 | £12.99 | $14.95 | €16.90 ebook available

Syria Second Edition SAMER N. ABBOUD Arcadia University ‘Accessible, balanced and analytically sophisticated, Abboud’s Syria is an indispensable reference on the uprising and brutal conflict that has raged in Syria since 2011.’ Steven Heydemann, Smith College 'This second edition of Abboud’s small classic carries his valuable analysis forward. Bringing together the phases and dimensions of the Syrian conflict in a uniquely convincing and comprehensive way, Abboud explores how the failure of diplomacy left a stalemate, how the stalemate was broken by Russian intervention, and yet today the conflict remains frozen but not resolved.' Raymond Hinnebusch, University of St Andrews In this fully revised second edition of his acclaimed text, Samer Abboud provides an in-depth analysis of Syria’s descent into civil war, the subsequent stalemate, and the consequences of Russian military involvement after 2015. SERIES: HOT SPOTS IN GLOBAL POLITICS 216 x 138mm | 272 pages | July 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2240-8 | £60.00 | $74.95 | €77.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2241-5 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €19.90 ebook available


Egypt ROBERT SPRINGBORG Naval Postgraduate School ‘Robert Springborg has produced a sober and devastating overview of the issues that face the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Unlike many other commentators who focus too narrowly on today’s political actors, Springborg explores the historical, demographic, and economic forces that have created the current situation. Anybody who hopes to understand where the Egyptian state has come from, and where it is likely to go, should read this book.’ Peter Hessler, staff writer at the New Yorker SERIES: HOT SPOTS IN GLOBAL POLITICS 216 x 138mm | 272 pages | October 2017 HB | 978-1-5095-2048-0 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2049-7 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €20.90 ebook available