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Lesch, David W.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 9,130 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, 070, Other
Classifications: DS63.2.U5, 327.56073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David W Lesch
The Middle East and the United States : a historical and political reassessment( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The important relationship between the United States and the Middle East has historically been examined from a one-dimensional perspective. This volume brings together noted scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, North America, and Europe to provide a comprehensive multidimensional and cross-cultural reassessment of American policy toward the region in the twentieth century, from the King-Crane Commission following World War I through the current Israeli-PLO peace accords."--Jacket
Syria : the fall of the house of Assad by David W Lesch( )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the failed leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from the perspective of a Middle East scholar who met with Assad between 2004 and 2009, focusing specifically on the administration's response to the Arab Spring
1979 : the year that shaped the modern Middle East by David W Lesch( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the continuing US-Iraqi confrontation, the changing political dynamics in Iran, recent Pakistani-Indian hostilities and Osama bin Laden-all of these have one important common denominator: Significant strands of their origins can be traced to the tumultuous year of 1979. This text offers a new paradigm for stud
Historical dictionary of Syria by David Dean Commins( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third edition covers the recent events in Syria and the history that led up to these events through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has more than 500 entries on significant people, places, events, political parties, institutions, literature, music, and arts
The Middle East and the United States : history, politics, and ideologies by David W Lesch( Book )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth edition of the acclaimed The Middle East and the United States brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of U.S. policy toward the Middle East. This new edition has been substantially revised and updated into the Obama administration to explore such topics as: the 2003 Iraq War and why the U.S. decided to invade; Islamist perceptions of U.S. involvement in the Middle East; and the relationships between the U.S. and Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Afghanistan. The Middle East and the United States also features five entirely new chapters discussing the superpowers and the Middle East throughout the Cold War; the Bush and Obama administrations and the Arab-Israeli conflict; contemporary U.S.-Syrian relations; the importance of ideology to US-Iranian relations under the last three administrations; and U.S. relations with Al Qaeda. A reorganization of the contributions in the fifth edition also places greater emphasis on current events. -- Back cover
The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria by David W Lesch( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Syria a rogue state? How important is it to the fates of Iraq, Iran, Israel, and Lebanon? This is the inside story. David Lesch has had unique and extraordinary access to Syria's president, his circle, and his family. At a critical juncture in the history of the Middle East this is the essential account of contemporary Syria and its enigmatic leader." "Bashar al-Asad succeeded his father, Hafiz al-Asad, as Syrian president in 2000. Inheriting a worn-down dictatorship, he soon encountered momentous regional and international issues involving the global war on terror and the growth of democracy in the Middle East. While Bashar seeks a seamless integration into a changing political environment, many in Syria fear the loss of the political and economic power they enjoyed during the reign of Hafiz al-Asad." "David Lesch's account of contemporary Syria and its leader is vital to an understanding of Syria's current place in the world, its past, present, and future. The fate of Syria says much about what type of Middle East is emerging, and that fate is very much tied to Syria's young ophthalmologist-turned-president, Bashar al-Asad."--Jacket
The Arab Spring : change and resistance in the Middle East by Mark L Haas( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab Spring unexpectedly developed in late 2010 with largely peaceful protests in a number of Arab countries against long-standing, entrenched regimes. Rapid political change across the region ensued. "The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East" examines these revolutions and their aftermath. Noted authorities writing specifically for this volume contribute chapters focusing on countries directly or indirectly involved, illuminating the causes as well as immediate and long-term consequences of the revolutions in the region and internationally. A thoughtful concluding chapter ties together key themes, while also delineating persistent myths and misinterpretations. This is an essential volume for students and scholars of the Middle East, as well as anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the region and what may lie ahead. -- From publisher's description
The Arab-Israeli conflict : a history by David W Lesch( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised, The Arab-Israeli Conflict provides the most up to date and balanced account of one of the world's most complex and controversial conflicts
Syria and the United States : Eisenhower's Cold War in the Middle East by David W Lesch( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "Syrian crisis" of 1957, sparked by a covert attempt by the Eisenhower administration to overthrow what it perceived to be an emerging Soviet client-state in the Middle East, represented the denouement of a badly misguided U.S. foreign policy, according to David Lesch. The repercussions of this incident, which almost precipitated a superpower confrontation, made glaringly obvious the pitfalls of a Middle East policy so obsessed with the "Soviet threat" that it precluded a reasoned analysis of the complex dynamics of the region." "Focusing on regional politics and utilizing newly available primary documentation, Syria and the United States offers a multi-dimensional analysis of Syrian-American relations during the Eisenhower years and presents a new interpretation of the "Syrian crisis" and the evolution of U.S. foreign policy that led to it. In addition, Lesch offers important new insight into the roles played by Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and the United Nations as well as a thorough examination of the Syrian political scene. The implications of the past for the present, Lesch emphasizes, should not go unremarked in light of current events - and Syria's pivotal role in them - in the Middle East."--Jacket
History in dispute. second series( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series designed to present, in an informative and lively pro-con format, different perspectives on major historical events drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe
The Arab Spring : the hope and reality of uprisings by Mark L Haas( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab Spring unexpectedly developed in late 2010 with peaceful protests in a number of Arab countries against long-standing, entrenched regimes, and rapid political upheaval across the region ensued. With contributions from noted scholars, The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East provides a comprehensive overview of the causes, the key events, and the aftermath of these revolutions. Divided into two parts, the book first examines on the Arab countries directly involved and most dramatically impacted by the uprisings, as well as why some of their Arab neighbors avoided large-scale revolutions. The second part explores other countries--both in and outside of the region--that have a stake and interest in the uprisings. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of events since 2012 and how those changes have altered initial assessments of Arab Spring's effects, and a brand-new chapter on Iraq. New part introductions and a revised concluding chapter provide better contextualization and comparative analysis of the key themes and broader questions. This is an essential volume for students and scholars of the Middle East seeking the fullest understanding of how the uprisings continue to impact the region and the world
Syria by David W Lesch( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lesch takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the last hundred years of Syrian history - from the end of the Ottoman Empire through to the current civil war. Only through understanding the complexities and challenges of Syria's history can this pivotal country in the Middle East begin to rebuild and heal
The Middle East since 1945 : second series( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers the Middle East since World War II. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, helps stimulate critical thinking and provides ideas for papers and assignments
The Middle East and the United States, Student Economy Edition : History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION by David W Lesch( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars and policy advisors provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of historical events, updated with an entirely new chapter on the Arab Spring and its aftermath
Syria : a modern history by David W Lesch( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today Syria is a country known for all the wrong reasons: civil war, vicious sectarianism, and major humanitarian crisis. But how did this once rich, multi-cultural society end up as the site of one of the twenty-first century's most devastating and brutal conflicts? In this incisive book, internationally renowned Syria expert David Lesch takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the last hundred years of Syrian history - from the end of the Ottoman empire through to the current civil war. The Syria he reveals is a fractured mosaic, whose identity (or lack thereof) has played a crucial part in its trajectory over the past century. Only once the complexities and challenges of Syria's history are understood can this pivotal country in the Middle East begin to rebuild and heal
The fall of the house of Assad by David W Lesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lesch charts Bashir Assad's turn towards repression and the inexorable steps towards the violence of 2011 and 2012. He recounts the causes of the Syrian uprising, the regime's tactics to remain in power, the responses of other nations to the bloodshed, and the determined efforts of regime opponents
The United States and Syria, 1953-1957 : the Cold War in the Middle East by David W Lesch( )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East and the United States by David W Lesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arab spring by David W Lesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syrien - Bashar al-Assads fald by David W Lesch( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern Syria
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1979 : the year that shaped the modern Middle EastThe Middle East and the United States : history, politics, and ideologiesThe new lion of Damascus : Bashar al-Asad and modern SyriaThe Arab-Israeli conflict : a historyHistory in dispute. second seriesThe Middle East since 1945 : second seriesThe Middle East and the United States
Alternative Names
Lesch, D.

Lesch, D. W.

Lesch, David.

Lesch, David Warren

Warren Lesch, David

ديفيد دابليو ليش

ليش، دايفيد دبليو

ليش، ديفيد و.

ليش، ديڨيد و.

لیش, دیفید دبلیو

وليش، ديفيد

Languages
English (231)

Danish (1)