The Vicious Triangle

Tyrants, Terrorists and the Future of the Middle East

IYAD EL-BAGHDADI

September 2019 Manuscript available

On behalf of: Toby Mundy Associates

The first book by the world’s most prominent Arab-Spring writer and activist, explains why the Middle East is such a disaster — and how it can be fixed.

This short book (60,000 words) presents a brilliant description of the Middle East: where it is now, how it got there and what its options are for the future. It vividly describes — and traces the connections between — the war in Syria; the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein; and the culture war currently raging inside Saudi Arabia (among many other things).

The Vicious Triangle demonstrates that the Arab Spring is not over and shows that civil society is stirring all over the region. It argues that what is desperately needed now in the Arab world is an alternative to tyrants and terrorists that is democratic, inclusive and most of all homegrown. This major account exposes the vicious triangle and illuminates the path between the Scylla and Charybdis of tyranny and terror.