Our Syria

Recipes from Home
Author: Dina Mousawi,Itab Azzam
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762490535
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Syria is where food, memory, and resilience collide: recreate the flavors of this beautiful country in Our Syria, for delicious meals anywhere in the world. Syria has always been the meeting point for the most delicious flavors from East and West, where spices and sweetness collide. Even now, in possibly the country's darkest hour, Syrian families in tiny apartments from Beirut to Berlin are searching out the best tomatoes, lemons, pomegranates, and parsley to evoke the memory of home, keeping their treasured food history alive across continents. Friends and passionate cooks Itab and Dina met Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to collect together the very best recipes from one of the world's greatest food cultures. They spent months cooking with them, learning their recipes and listening to stories of home. Recipes like the following elicit vibrant images of an ancient culture: Hot Yogurt Soup Fresh Thyme and Halloumi Salad Lamb and Okra Stew Chicken Shawarma Wraps Semolina and Coconut Cake Our Syria is a delicious celebration of the unique taste, culture, and food of Syria-and a celebration of everything that food and memory can mean to an individual, to a family, and to a nation.

Der Tod ist ein mühseliges Geschäft

Author: Khaled Khalifa
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001537
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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Khaled Khalifa ist ein syrischer Autor, der in Damaskus lebt. Hier spricht eine authentische Stimme aus Syrien. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten arabischen Autoren und schreibt aus seiner Heimat, nicht aus dem Exil, wie viele seiner Kollegen. Die Bücher von Khaled Khalifa sind ins Französische, Italienische, Amerikanische und in viele andere Sprachen übersetzt. Dies ist sein erstes Buch auf Deutsch. Eine Reise durch Syrien der besonderen Art: Die drei Geschwister Fâtima, Hussain und Bulbul transportieren in Hussains Minibus ihren in einem Damaszener Krankenhaus verstorbenen Vater. Sein letzter Wunsch war es, in seinem Heimatdorf bestattet zu werden. Was in früheren Zeiten problemlos zu bewältigen gewesen wäre, wird im Krieg zur fast unlösbaren Aufgabe. Das Land ist durchsetzt von Straßensperren konkurrierender Kampftruppen. Eine Reihe skurriler Hindernisse stehen den Reisenden im Weg: An einem von Islamisten eingerichteten Checkpoint muss eine Religionsprüfung abgelegt werden. Und an einer anderen, von der staatlichen Armee aufgebauten Straßensperre wird sogar der Leichnam für eine Weile inhaftiert, weil sich der Name des Vaters auf einer Liste gesuchter Personen befindet. Während der umständlichen, langen Autofahrt von Damaskus im Süden bis in das väterliche Heimatdorf nördlich von Aleppo hängen die drei Geschwister ihren Gedanken und Erinnerungen an das Familienleben nach. Mit melancholischer Komik beschreibt Khaled Khalifa den Alltag in Syrien und gibt Einblick in die Struktur einer syrischen Familie. Ein wirklich außergewöhnlicher Roadtrip durch ein zerstörtes Land, ein Buch über Kinder und Väter, über aktuelle Verwüstungen und zeitlose Hoffnungen.

From Cold War to Hot Peace

An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia
Author: Michael McFaul
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544716256
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the diplomat Putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present “A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States.” —New York Times Book Review Putin would need an enemy, and he turned to the most reliable one in Russia’s recent history: the United States and then, by extension, me. In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul’s ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family. From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

History of Saudi Arabia & Wahabism

Author: Anwar Haroon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493181491
Category: History
Page: 260
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At present, the world views Muslims as terrorists and Islam a religion of tyranny especially after 9/11. Thereafter, to my surprise the killing of Muslims right in the mosques and public places around the Muslim countries has become every day affair which I never heard in my life earlier. While so many sects like Wahabi, Qadiyani, Bahai, Ahmadi, Parvezi and many others emerged in the course of past two hundred years through the efforts of Britain. the most cruel and dangerous among them is Wahabi sect formed by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Najdi of Saudi Arabia, which declared whoever does not follow them among Muslims, taking their lives, property and their wives is permissible. King Abdul Azeez Ibn e Saud formed armed group by name "Ikhwan" who mercilessly killed thousands of Muslims in Najad. They killed even women, children and old at Taif and throw their dead bodies on the hills. They flattened the graves of the family of Holy Prophet and his companions in the grave yards of Makkah and Madinah. I got serious in finding out the cause of this bloody change and I happened to read the book "Tareekh Najad O Hijaz" written in Urdu language. the book also gives the details about Wahabism. So I translated this book in English and named it "History of Saudi Arabia and Wahabism". the regime of Saudi Arabia is spending billions of dollars to spread Wahabism in Muslim countries as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi_movement Holy Book Quran in the Verse 5:8 says in this regard: "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for God Almighty Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. for Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do" May God Almighty Guide Muslims towards Straight Path and Salvation. Amen.

Future Journalism

Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Author: Sue Greenwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317192664
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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Future Journalism investigates where journalism has come from, where it is now and where it might be going, through a range of case studies on organisations pushing the traditional boundaries of journalism, including Vice, Buzzfeed, Bellingcat, The Washington Post, the Guardian, Circa and Narrative Science. Sue Greenwood presents an analysis of the significant trends and practices shaping contemporary journalism and investigates what they can tell us about possible new directions for the news industry in the future. Chapters explore: the rise of new business models for digital news production and their future; debates around the potential for non-human "journalists"; the fluctuating figures around news consumption by audiences and what they can mean; the growing importance of ethical journalism in the digital age; practical exercises and recommended further reading. In a constantly evolving media environment, this book guides readers through some of the most vital contemporary debates and important technological developments. It is essential reading for students and young professionals preparing for a future in the journalism industry.

A Woman From Syria

Author: Lady X
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493188291
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
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It is an autobiography of a Syrian woman’s unusual life and eighty years of experience. Some years were happy, and others were sad. The Syrian society is not widely known, and reading her book, one can get an idea about that country and its society, traditions, and the different religions and sects. I am introducing Syria and my life to the reader.


Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644002738
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
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Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game

Foreign Policy Under the Assads
Author: Bente Scheller
Publisher: Hurst
ISBN: 1849045011
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Syrian foreign policy, always opaque, has become an even greater puzzle during the Syrian revolt. Irrespective of the regime's international isolation in the wake of its violent response to domestic protest, it has paid lip-service to international peace plans while unperturbedly crushing the rebellion. The rare televised appearances of President Assad have shown a leader detached from reality. Has he-in his own words-'gone crazy'? In this book long- time Syria analyst and former diplomat Bente Scheller contends that Bashar Assad's deadly waiting game is following its own logic: whatever difficulties the Syrian regime has faced, its previous experience has been that it can simply sit out the current crisis. The difference this time is that Syria faces a double crisis-internal and external. While Hafez Assad, renowned as an astute politician, adapted to new challenges, his son, Bashar, seems to have no alternative plan of action. Scheller's timely book analyses Syrian foreign policy after the global upheavals of 1989, which was at the time a glorious new beginning for the regime. She shows how Bashar Assad, by ignoring change both inside Syria and in the region, has sacrificed his father's focus on national security in favour of a policy of regime survival and offers a candid analysis of the successes and shortcomings of Syrian foreign policy in recent years.

The Arab Revolution

Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising
Author: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199920842
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly thirty years in power. In The Arab Revolution, Jean-Pierre Filiu offers a concise but sweeping account of the earth-shattering revolts that began in Tunis and continue today throughout the Middle East. Stressing the deep historical roots of the events, Filiu organizes the book around ten lessons that illuminate both the uprisings in particular and the region in general. He shows, for instance, that these movements didn't erupt out of thin air--Arabs have been fighting for their rights for more than a generation. The author sheds light on the role of youth--whose anger is power, he notes, and who embrace the message "tomorrow is yours, if you fight for it"--as well as the important role that social networks played in Tunisia and Egypt. Filiu also argues that in the aftermath, jihadists are in a difficult position, because the essentially peaceful grassroots protests in Tunisia and Egypt have undercut their message of violence and indeed have called into question their relevance. The book also reveals that, despite being somewhat overshadowed by the Arab uprising, Palestine remains the central concern throughout the Middle East. By shining a light on these lessons rather than providing a strictly chronological account, Filiu provides a far richer and deeper portrait of the revolutionary movements sweeping the region--as well as an insightful look at life in the Middle East today.

The Archaeology of Syria

From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c.16,000-300 BC)
Author: Peter M. M. G. Akkermans,Glenn M. Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521796668
Category: Social Science
Page: 467
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A unique review of the archaeology of Syria from the Paleolithic period to 300 BC.

Ich bin das Mädchen aus Aleppo

Ich widme dieses Buch allen Kindern im Krieg. Ihr seid nicht allein.
Author: Bana Alabed
ISBN: 3732555879
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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Bana Alabed war sieben Jahre alt, als sie sich an die Welt wandte, um die Gewalt, die Angst, den Horror auszudrücken, die sie und ihre Familie im Bürgerkrieg in Syrien erlebten - per Twitter. Ihre Botschaften bewegten die Welt, sie gaben dem Elend und Millionen unschuldigen Kindern eine Stimme. Ich bin das Mädchen aus Aleppo erinnert uns an die fast grenzenlose Kraft, die dem Menschen innewohnt, an den unermesslichen Mut eines Kindes, und an die Macht der Hoffnung. Es ist ein Buch, das uns alle verändern kann.

Halbmond und Stern

die Türkei zwischen zwei Welten
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527504931
Page: 305
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Die Türkei ist ein Land der Gegensätze: sie steht zwischen der Vergangenheit des Osmanischen Reichs, und der Hoffnung auf eine demokratische Zukunft, dem starken Militär und einer bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, der muslimischen Tradition und dem laizistischen Staat. Außerdem ist die Türkei NATO-Mitglied, liegt sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa und spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Nahost-Politik des Westens. Stephen Kinzer war Korrespondent der New York Times in Istanbul und schildert lyrisch, manchmal sogar romantisch, aber immer mit der nötigen Distanz diesen Staat, der für Deutschland und Europa so wichtig ist. Ein Buch über ein Land in zwei Welten, geschrieben von einem Insider aus dem Westen, der beide Welten kennt.

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

Author: Marvin E. Gettleman,Stuart Schaar
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194524
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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“The many facets of Middle Eastern history and politics are admirably represented in this far-ranging anthology” (Publishers Weekly). In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand. “Ambitious . . . A timely work, it focuses mainly on sociopolitical texts dating from the rise of Islam to the debates concerning U.S. foreign policy in the post-9/11 world.” —Choice

Iskari - Der Sturm naht

Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641207851
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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Als kleines Kind lockte Asha einst Kozu herbei, den mächtigsten aller Drachen. Er gab vor, ihr Freund zu sein, doch dann flog er auf und vernichtete mit seinen mörderischen Flammen Ashas Heimatstadt. Um die unverzeihliche Schuld, die sie damit auf sich geladen hat, zu sühnen, ist sie eine Iskari geworden, eine Drachentöterin – die beste und mutigste. Doch ihre größte Prüfung steht noch bevor. Denn ihr Vater, der König, stellt ihr ein schreckliches Ultimatum. Entweder befreit sie das Land endgültig von Kozu – oder sie muss den ihr verhassten Jarek heiraten. Aber Kozu ist unbesiegbar, der Kampf mit ihm selbst für eine Iskari viel zu schwer. Doch Asha ist nicht allein, denn plötzlich stellt sich jemand an ihre Seite. Jemand, der sie noch nicht einmal ansehen dürfte: Torwin, der geheimnisvolle Sklave Jareks ...

The Religious Miscellany

Containing Information Relative to the Church of Christ, Together with Interesting Literary, Scientific and Political Intelligence ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Brink of Peace

The Israeli-Syrian Negotiations
Author: Itamar Rabinovich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400822652
Category: History
Page: 304
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A major casualty of the assassin's bullet that struck down Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was a prospective peace accord between Syria and Israel. For the first time, a negotiator who had unique access to Rabin, as well as detailed knowledge of Syrian history and politics, tells the inside story of the failed negotiations. His account provides a key to understanding not only U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East but also the larger Arab-Israeli peace process. During the period from 1992 to 1996, Itamar Rabinovich was Israel's ambassador to Washington, and the chief negotiator with Syria. In this book, he looks back at the course of negotiations, terms of which were known to a surprisingly small group of American, Israeli, and Syrian officials. After Benjamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister in May 1996, a controversy developed. Even with Netanyahu's change of policy and harder line toward Damascus, Syria began claiming that both Rabin and his successor Peres had pledged full withdrawal from the Golan Heights. Rabinovich takes the reader through the maze of diplomatic subtleties to explain the differences between hypothetical discussion and actual commitment. "To the students of past history and contemporary politics," he writes, "nothing is more beguiling than the myriad threads that run across the invisible line which separates the two." The threads of this story include details of Rabin's negotiations and their impact through two subsequent Israeli administrations in less than a year, the American and Egyptian roles, and the ongoing debate between Syria and Israel on the factual and legal bases for resuming talks. The author portrays all sides and participants with remarkable flair and empathy, as only a privileged player in the events could do. In any assessment of future negotiations in the Middle East, Itamar Rabinovich's book will prove indispensable.

Deliciously Ella

Genial gesundes Essen für ein glückliches Leben
Author: Ella Mills (Woodward)
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 382707858X
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Ella Woodward sagt von sich, sie sei ein Zuckermonster gewesen, das nicht kochen konnte. Doch dann befiel sie die Nervenkrankheit POTS, und niemand konnte ihr helfen. Erst als sie ihre Ernährung umstellte, kam sie langsam wieder auf die Beine. Seither ernährt sie sich ausschließlich vegan und glutenfrei, aber das so köstlich und rundum wohltuend, dass ihr Millionen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt nacheifern. Denn ob sie mit einem Mango-Cashew-Smoothie Energie tankt, ob sie Paranuss-Pasta mit Rucola-Pesto kocht und zum Nachtisch Bananeneis serviert, nicht zu reden von ihren legendären Süßkartoffel-Brownies - stets laden ihre fantasievollen, einfachen Rezepte zum Nachmachen ein. »Bei Deliciously Ella geht es nicht darum, zu hungern oder sich zu kasteien. Es geht darum, den Körper mit vollwertigem Essen zu versorgen, damit man sich dauerhaft rundum lebendig fühlt und das Leben voll und ganz genießen kann. Denn kommt es nicht einzig und allein darauf an?«