Pre-eminent British Middle East commentator and bestselling author John R. Bradley's latest book, "After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), will be published this month in Arabic by the Cairo-based Kalimat Arabia publishing house.
Kalimat Arabia also published the Arabic translation of John R. Bradley's previous book, "Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) which uniquely predicted, with stunning accuracy, the Jan. 25 Tahrir Square uprising against the Mubarak regime.
"Inside Egypt" is the most famous book on Egypt written by a foreigner in living memory, and caused an international media firestorm when it was banned by the Mubarak regime on initial publication. It has been a bestseller throughout the Arab world since the Arabic translation was published in 2011, and the English-language edition has so far sold more than 25,000 copies. It was chosen by Fareed Zakaria as a Book of the Week on his GPS show that airs on CNN.
"After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts" is likewise the most widely reviewed, highly praised and bestselling of the many books published on the Arab Spring in Britain during the past year. It has proven equally prophetic regarding its prediction of the sudden and dramatic triumph of political Islam in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring.
"After the Arab Spring is indispensable to understanding why the Middle East uprisings aren't going where we want," wrote New York Times bestselling author Robert Baer, the former CIA operative and inspiration for the Hollywood blockbuster movie Syriania. "Bradley has a better pulse on the reality than anyone."