Pro-Iranian Revolution Demonstration, Beirut 1979 (Wikimedia Commons)
Turning Points
The Wandering Cleric and the Year Everything Changed

Two ambitious new books—one on the Saudi-Iranian rivalry since 1979, another on the cleric who mentored Osama bin Laden—trace the upheavals that have shaped the modern Middle East.

Published on: May 27, 2020
James Barnett is an independent journalist and researcher and a contributing editor at The American Interest. You can follow him on Twitter @jh_barnett.
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