Events have been moving quickly this August in Egypt. President Mohammed Morsi has been deposed; protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood face a violent crackdown; there is increasing violence against religious minorities; American aid hangs in the balance; and the movements of former President Hosni Mubarak continue to spur volatility. To gain better context of the tumult going on in Egypt today, we’ve gathered a reading list of our latest titles on Egypt, the Arab Spring, Islam, and the Middle East.

  1. The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square by Steven A. Cook
  2. The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know by James L. Gelvin
  3. Democracy’s Fourth Wave?: Digital Media and the Arab Spring by Philip N. Howard and Muzammil M. Hussain
  4. The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising by Jean-Pierre Filiu
  5. Islam and the Arab Awakening by Tariq Ramadan
  6. Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual by James Toth
  7. Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy by Larbi Sadiki
  8. After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World
  9. International Relations of the Middle East, 3rd edition, edited by Louise Fawcett

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