Wright has been a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Yale, Duke, Stanford, University of California at Santa Barbara, and University of Southern California.
Among many awards, she won the U.N. Correspondents Association Gold Medal for coverage of foreign affairs, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative." The
Her books include Rock the Casbah, Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam, Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World, and In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade.
She is a frequent television commentator on foreign affairs. She has appeared on Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation, Charlie Rose, Larry King, all the major morning and evening newscasts on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CNN and MSNBC. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I always look for this author in the L.A. Times and as a TV commentator.
Wright's in-depth knowledge of Islamic societies cultures and traditions imparts meaning to facts and circumstance provided in every paragraph of "Rock the Casbah."
This is a must read for any American who really wants to understand the current turmoil across the Middle East.
Most books written by journalists tend to feel like "compilations" (word stolen from a fellow reviewer), and this one is no exception. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Laughing Bull
Nice try attempting to understand a deeply complex phenomenon. Robin Wright writes like a California blonde surfer girl going to the Middle East for the first time. Wow! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Ponder
Robin Wright knows her stuff and relates it in an interesting way, not afraid to bust myths and misperceptions we have towards the Islamic World. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kendall Dudley
A prophetic book about the Arab Spring and the struggle for Islam nations to join the family of modern democracies. Great read.Published 12 months ago by Michael Gordon
This book finally makes me understand the inner contradictions of Saudi society and analyzes the situation of the Arab youths beyond headlines of Arab Spring. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. Howard
Rock the Casbah, by Robin Wright, is excellent on describing the women in Saudi Arabia who are trying to change things, including the right to drive a car. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ann Lakhdhir
This book is great for understanding the multiple factors that have lead to the Arab Uprisings. Wright has a positive view on the counter-jihad movement for Muslims to find their... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ingrid
Highly recommend this to anyone who would like an look of the middle east from a different perspective than the news media.Published 21 months ago by Brenda J. Murray
Stepping back from the stories and background data, this book was very useful in tracking the recent history of the Arab world, and the forces for change. Read morePublished 22 months ago by James L. Bowditch