Chaos and Counterrevolution

After the Arab Spring
by Richard Falk

…offers a tour de force inside the Middle East region. It presents candid and lucid analyses of interconnected complexities ranging from a lurking colonial past and hegemonic policies, to rising expectations and dashed hopes following the Arab spring.Emad El-Din Shahin, Editor in Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

Chaos and Counterrevolution

In 2011, an extraordinary popular protest movement swept North Africa and the Middle East. Mass demonstrations and public protests inspired a new generation to imagine a future without authoritarian rule. Yet, just a few short years later this sense of hope and possibility has largely given way to gloom and pessimism. In this unique collection of blog posts and essays, renowned international law scholar Richard Falk explores the political situations in the region, including Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, pairing his reflections on developments as they unfolded with analysis of events today.

…this volume showcase[s] both the immediacy and urgency of contemporaneous reporting and the reflectiveness and thoughtful analysis that characterizes all of Falk’s writing over the course of the last few decades. His deep knowledge of the region and especially Turkey gives extraordinary depth and texture to his compelling insights….Laleh Khalili, Author of Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies

Chaos and Counterrevolution is available in Hardcover ($34.99), Paperback ($24.99), and Ebook ($9.99)


256 pages, 6″ X 9″
Published June 2015
ISBN 9781935982500