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The Middle East Crisis Factory Reviews

The Middle East Crisis Factory by Iyad El-Baghdadi, Ahmed Gatnash

The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance

Iyad El-Baghdadi, Ahmed Gatnash

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Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 8 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781787383043
4 stars out of 5
17 Apr 2021

"a proud, angry and ultimately hopeful rallying cry for the causes of democratisation and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa"

The authors do not claim to have a magic bullet to cure the region’s ills, instead prescribing a series of strategies common in the world of human rights advocacy: targeted sanctions; facilitation of whistleblowers; universal jurisdiction for prosecuting human rights violations. Those in the West who facilitate authoritarians – such as the PR companies that airbrush the Saudi regime – should also be targeted. Tech companies should be pressurised to counter online disinformation and disarm the “bots” that target online activists.