Middle East & North Africa

Crisis and Conflict in the Middle East: A Reading List

A reading list of key books which — through investigative journalism, graphic storytelling, and critical analysis – shed light on the unfolding crisis in the Middle East. Verso books provides articles and books that discuss political on-goings in Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Palestine, along with concepts larger than nationality, including refugee crises, American foreign policy, oil markets, and revolution.


Uprisings, Resistance, and Popular Mobilization in the MENA

This is a comprehensive guide to literature concerning uprisings, resistance and popular mobilization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). While much of the conventional wisdom on the region is top-down, the Middle East and Islamic Studies Department at George Mason University have built up a more developed and diverse understanding of how oppressed and excluded groups of all kinds have struggled to change their conditions, and what this has meant.



The #LiberationSyllabus was created as part of IfNotNow’s #YouNeverToldMe campaign to model for Jewish schools, camps and youth groups that it is possible and necessary for students of all ages to engage with the reality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. The resources listed here were submitted by Rabbis, teachers, parents, alumni, journalists and other members of the Jewish community.


Middle Eastern History Reading List

Extensive list of academic resources for those looking to familiarize themselves with the political, economic, and social history of the Middle East region in its entirety.