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    • The Shia Revival

    • How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
    • By: Vali Nasr
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal). In this "smart, clear and timely" book (Washington Post), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. He provides a unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between Shias and Sunnis, and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences—from the nuclear posturing of Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the recent U.S.-enabled shift toward Shia power in Iraq and Hezbollah's continued dominance in Lebanon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator Needs Language Lessons

    • By Pari Golha on 11-28-13
    • How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
    • By: Vali Nasr
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dispensable Nation

    • American Foreign Policy in Retreat
    • By: Vali Nasr
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    In this essential new book, Vali Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. Nasr takes listeners behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly general assertions & little evidence

    • By btelles on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Forces of Fortune

    • The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
    • By: Vali Nasr
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Nasr presents a paradigm-changing revelation that will transform the understanding of the Muslim world at large. He reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world---a new business-minded middle class---that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the key to winning the cold war against Iran and extremists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A PIECE TO THE PUZZLE

    • By jeffrey on 11-14-11
    • The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
    • By: Vali Nasr
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 10-05-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49