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“In 2005, in Future Jihad, Walid Phares predicted that Al Qaeda would expand from its base in Pakistan to create powerful franchises throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In The Coming Revolution of 2010, Phares predicted the Arab Spring--a full two years before it happened. Many commentators and experts dismissed Phares' predictions, only to later eat their words. With his new book, The Lost Spring, Phares describes how the Middle East is racing towards a fight to the finish between reformers and fundamentalists. Who will prevail? No one knows. But Phares has shown time and again that he's got the best crystal ball in the business.” ―K. T. McFarland, FOX News National Security Analyst, President Reagan's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and former member of Henry Kissinger's NSC Staff
“Dr Walid Phares' consistently accurate analysis and uncanny ability to predict events in the Middle East have made him the ‘go to' authority on terrorism, civil uprisings, and politics in the region. The Lost Spring offers a smarter alternative to address the chaos that has erupted from North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula. This is a must read for senior US policy makers--those who ignore his warnings do so at their own (and this country's) peril.” ―Ret. Colonel Rick Francona, CNN Military Expert, and Former US Air Force Intelligence Officer
“Dr. Walid Phares, who has been advising our transatlantic parliamentary group with members from the US Congress and the European Parliament since 2008, has developed a prescient analysis on the upheavals in the Middle East before and since the revolts. In his new book, The Lost Spring, a must read, Phares tells us how the West missed opportunities to partner with civil societies in their rise against Jihadists and other extremists. But he also shows us that by developing policies based on common human and democracy values, we can help suppressed minorities and moderate majorities to be our future partners across the Mediterranean.” ―Jaime Mayor Oreja, Member of the European Parliament, and deputy chairman of the EPP Majority Party
“Dr. Walid Phares' expert opinion is a leading prescient in-depth analysis on geopolitical changes in the Middle East. The interviews with Dr. Phares in Arab media in general and in Al Watan Alarabi --as his books--always foresee coming events which make his writings and statements truly authoritative for leaders in the region. As a new paradigm is setting in the Arab region, his latest book The Lost Spring cannot be timelier for the peoples of the region who are hoping for a new and more strategic US policy towards the rising challenges of the radicals in the Middle East.” ―Khaled Abu Zahr, Editor in chief of Pan Arab Al Watan Alarabi, Cairo
“Walid Phares has predicted the Arab Spring, has projected the rise of civil societies in the Middle East, and has also warned us about the Islamists' takeover and Iran's strategic expansion. But he has also accurately seen the comeback of the revolutionary democrats in Egypt and Tunisia and beyond. In his new masterfully written book The Lost Spring, Phares is telling us why the West lost a historic opportunity and what new policies are needed to avoid catastrophes and welcome a new Spring.” ―Paulo Casaca, Socialist Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2009 and President of the European Parliament delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2005 to 2007
“Walid Phares is one of the leading geopolitical strategists in the world. His books, including Future Jihad and The Coming Revolution have helped many members of Congress and the US Government better understand the forthcoming national security threats. In his new book The Lost Spring, Phares exposes the mistakes of our foreign policies in the Middle East, from partnering with the Muslim Brotherhood to abandoning the Iranian youth. His book is a historical, yet a future strategic reading, suggesting alternatives to forthcoming disasters in the region. A must read.” ―Congresswoman Sue Myrick, Chair subcommittee on Intelligence 2011-2013, Co-Chair Anti-Terrorism Caucus, US House of Representatives, 2007-2013
"The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East & Catastrophes to Avoid" by Walid Phares, 2014. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William Garrison Jr.
Walid Phares always impresses me with the details and thoroughness of his writing. In this book he concisely explains the history and evolution of today's radical Muslim movement,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gary L. Coulter
Great information.. sorry our present President and his people have NOT read it.Published 15 months ago by Sharon C. Gissler
This is a book that portrays the Middle East in a full vision of the problems facing the world today. Read morePublished 17 months ago by jagger
I assume that this is about the book and not the Amazon service which is always 5 stars.
The book was a filler. Read more
Regarding the Lost Spring specifically and the Middle East generally, Walid Phares paints a bleak picture of U.S. policy and leadership in this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by The Mallard