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Charles Glass is an author, journalist and broadcaster, who specializes in the Middle East. He made headlines when taken hostage for 62 days in Lebanon by Shi’a militants in 1987, while writing a book during his time as ABC’s News chief Middle East correspondent. He writes regularly for the New York Review of Books, Harper’s, the London Review of Books and The Spectator. He is the author of Tribes with Flags, Money for Old Rope, The Tribes Triumphant, The Northern Front, Americans in Paris and Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II.
ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring
Charles Glass contends Western governments’ miscalculations in the Syrian civil war, particularly regarding the departure of Bashar al-Assad, have contributed greatly to the disaster we witness today. Here he provides an overview of the the conflict, situating it clearly in the overall crisis of the region. More