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Ajami, Fouad

Works: 121 works in 343 publications in 6 languages and 11,103 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Television news programs  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, pan, Contributor
Classifications: DS63.1, 320.9174927
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Most widely held works about Fouad Ajami
Most widely held works by Fouad Ajami
The vanished Imam : Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon by Fouad Ajami( )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1978, Musa al Sadr, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Shia sect in Lebanon, disappeared mysteriously while on a visit to Libya. As in the Shia myth of the "Hidden Imam," this modern-day Imam left his followers upholding his legacy and awaiting his return. Considered an outsider when he had arrived in Lebanon in 1959 from his native Iran, he gradually assumed the role of charismatic mullah, and was instrumental in transforming the Shia, a quiescent and downtrodden Islamic minority, into committed political activists. What sort of person was Musa al Sadr? What beliefs in the Shia doctrine did his life embody? Where did he fit into the tangle of Lebanon's warring factions? What was behind his disappearance? In this fascinating and compelling narrative, Fouad Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past. -- Publisher description
The Arab predicament : Arab political thought and practice since 1967 by Fouad Ajami( Book )

63 editions published between 1081 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren professor Ajami forklarer med stor indsigt de vanskeligheder konfrontationen mellem modernitet og tradition skaber i store dele af den arabiske verden bl.a. på den arabiske halvø og i Ægypten. Der gives en fremstilling af de arabiske politiske ideer og tendenser samt af de ledende politiske skikkelser, der har præget disse
The Syrian rebellion by Fouad Ajami( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and the differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruelty. Although the people at first hoped that Bashar would open up the prison that Syria had become under his father, it was not to be--and rebellion soon followed. Ajami shows how, for four long decades, the Assad dynasty, the intelligence barons, and the brigade commanders had grown accustomed to a culture of quiescence and silence. But Syrians did not want to be ruled by Bashar's children the way they had been ruled by Bashar and their parents had been by Bashar's father. When the political hurricane known as the Arab Spring hit the region, Bashar al-Assad proclaimed his country's immunity to the troubles. He was wrong. This book tells how a proud people finally came to demand something more than a drab regime of dictatorship and plunder
The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey by Fouad Ajami( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fouad Ajami is a spellbinding chronicler, a teller of haunting tales that open up complex worlds and concepts. Here it is the tale of an "edifice of yearnings" created in the writings of a group of Arab men and women in the wake of World War I. They lived in proximity to the stirring philosophical and political movements of the West and longed for their own world to embrace modernity. Their dreams were bequeathed to later generations of intellectuals, only to come under siege in a battle over modernity that is still contested in the Arab world. The Dream Palace of the Arabs, moving back and forth in time, tells the story of the Arabs through their own fiction, prose, and poetry. It vividly renders the distinct textures of Cairo and Beirut, the leading centers of contemporary Arab culture, and depicts through memorable lives the phenomenon of exile and flight that has come to Arab life in our time
The struggle for mastery in the Fertile Crescent by Fouad Ajami( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Fouad Ajami analyzes the struggle for influence along the Fertile Crescent-the stretch of land that runs from Iran's border with Iraq to the Mediterranean-among three of the regional powers who have stepped into the vacuum left by the West: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He explains that, of the three powers competing for influence, Saudi Arabia and Iran are in it for the long haul. Each of those powers has a sense of mission and constituencies that enable them to stick it out and pay the price for a sphere of influence. Each country's prospects for supremacy is detailed and Aja
The foreigner's gift : the Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq by Fouad Ajami( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the turmoil in the Middle East journeys behind the familiar facade of Iraq to argue that troubles in the Arab world can be linked to America's limited understanding of the region, thirst for oil, and need to deal with terrorism
In this Arab time : the pursuit of deliverance by Fouad Ajami( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Egypt, as well as providing historical perspectives on Algeria and Spain. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical analysis and a personal perspective immersed in the literature of the time and place. The author discussess such landmark events as the Algerian civil war, the state of the Arab world shortly after 9/11, and the pan-Arab awakening that began in 2011, as well as current events such as the Syrian rebellion and the repercussions of the brutal response by Bashar al-Assad. In addition, he sheds new light on some of the significant players in the Arab world, past and present, from Naguib Mahfouz, the Nobel laureate of the Arabas, to Ziad Jarrah, the terrorist who is thought to have been at the controls of the plane forced down by its heroic passengers in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on 9/11"--Publisher's description
Beirut : city of regrets by Eli Reed( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash of civilizations? : the debate by Samuel P Huntington( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Jazeera interviews Osama Bin Laden about his hatred of the United States and the Jews and his reasons behind attacks and bombings. Mike Wallace speaks with Fouad Ajami, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a CBS News consultant, to understand what Bin Laden means
60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Rose interviews Fouad Ajami on what is to happen after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime and the celebration that occurred in Baghdad
The global populists: third-world nations and world-order crises by Fouad Ajami( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights and world order politics by Fouad Ajami( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In retreat : America's withdrawal from the Middle East by Russell A Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russell A. Berman explains how the US withdrawal from the Middle East could have long-term consequences, as other forces come forward to fill the gap. He details how the retreat began and how the reduction of the US commitment has, in turn, set off a wave of repercussions. Berman analyzes what motivates such a retreat, how much it is a choice of the Obama administration, and how much it is rooted in US cultural leanings that could outlast the administration. In Retreat warns not only about changing evaluations about this specific corner of the globe but also about predispositions to retreat from politics altogether, from the burden of leadership, and from the advocacy for democracy."--Publisher's description
Self-criticism after the defeat by Ṣādiq Jalāl ʻAẓm( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devastating critique of the Arab world's political stagnation by one of its most revered thinkers. The 1967 War - which led to the defeat of Syria, Jordan and Egypt by Israel - felt like an unprecedented and unimaginable disaster for the Arab world at the time. For many, the easiest solution was to shift the blame and to ignore some of the glaring defects of Arab society. Syrian philosopher Sadik al-Azm was one of the few to challenge such a view in his seminal Self-Criticism after the Defeat. Exposing the political and cultural faults that led to the defeat, he argued that the Arabs could o
The clash of civilizations? : the debate : 20th anniversary edition : what did Samuel P. Huntington's "The clash of civilization?" get right and wrong, and how does it look two decades later?( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a broad range of Foreign Affairs content to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Samuel Huntington's classic article "The Clash of Civilizations?" Huntington's essay argued that culture, rather than ideology or geopolitics, would be the driving source of international conflict in the post-Cold War era. It struck a nerve because it raised important and uncomfortable subjects in direct and powerful ways. Two decades on, the jury is still hung, with critics and defenders passionately arguing the piece's merits and demerits, agreeing only on its enduring significance both as a marker of its times and a theoretical perspective that demands serious engagement. We believe that readers should make up their own minds about how well his argument does and doesn't hold up. So we've pulled together the original article; a broad range of responses from prominent commentators; Huntington's response to his critics; a recent retrospective analysis by Richard Betts; eulogies of Huntington from Stephen Peter Rosen, Eliot Cohen, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Henry Rosovsky; and a video of a celebration of Huntington's career featuring reminiscences from some of his students, including Cohen, Francis Fukuyama, and Fareed Zakaria. An introduction by Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose sets the stage for the debates that follow
Crosswinds : the way of Saudi Arabia by Fouad Ajami( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2020 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natives and prospectors : Arab oil and competing systems of legitimation by Fouad Ajami( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Árabes en el mundo moderno : su política y sus problemas desde 1967 by Fouad Ajami( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right war? : the conservative debate on Iraq by Gary Rosen( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Right War?' brings together the most articulate and influential voices in the debate among conservatives over the tactics and strategy of America's engagement in Iraq. Its contents run the gamut from protests to second thoughts to full-throated endorsements, and represent a vivid sampling of the ideological currents likely to influence the Bush administration as it tries to make good on its ambitious goals for Iraq and the wider Middle East."--Back cover
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The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odyssey
The Arab predicament : Arab political thought and practice since 1967The dream palace of the Arabs : a generation's odysseyThe foreigner's gift : the Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in IraqThe clash of civilizations? : the debateCrosswinds : the way of Saudi ArabiaLos Árabes en el mundo moderno : su política y sus problemas desde 1967The right war? : the conservative debate on Iraq
Alternative Names
ʿAḏj̱amī, Fuʾād 1945-2014

ʻAǧamī, Fuʾād

ʿAǧamī, Fuʾād 1945-2014

Ajami, Fouad A.

Ajami, Fuad

Fouad Ajami

Fouad Ajami ollamh

Fouad Ajami professor

Fouad Ajami schrijver uit Libanon (1945-2014)

Аджами, Фуад

עג׳מי, פואד

עג׳מי, פואד 1945-2014

עג׳מי, פואד. סלע, מיכל

עג'מי, פואד 1945-2014

פואד עג'מי

عجمي، فؤاد

عجمي، فؤاد 1945-2014

فؤاد عجمي

فؤاد عجمی



English (192)

Spanish (6)

Hebrew (3)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Arabic (1)