New Fiction Takes a Controversial Look at Middle East’s Potential Conflict

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Ali al Shihabi pens new book “Arabian War Games,” focusing on Arab/Israeli conflict and Iranian Imperial Ambitions

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The new book “Arabian War Games: Cataclysmic Wars Redraw the Map of the Middle East” (published by iUniverse) by Ali al Shihabi – author, informed observer, and the son of a prominent former Saudi Ambassador – conveys with strong conviction his observations on the current struggles of the Middle East in an insightful, and informative piece of political fiction.

“Arabian War Games” is a well researched and analytical work offering a controversial perspective on the near-term political future of the Middle East, where Shihabi poses a potential future “war gaming” scenario of the Arab/Israeli conflict and that of Iranian imperial ambitions.

By shedding light on “uncomfortable” facts surrounding Israeli and Iranian political priorities, Shihabi argues that the risk of cataclysmic war in the near future is actually higher than many think.

“What many deem ‘outlandish’ by conventional wisdom is far more likely to occur than many think or anticipate,” says Shihabi. “History is actually the accumulated outcome of unexpected, unpredicted and outlandish events.”

“Arabian War Games” analyzes the dangerous risks facing the Middle East in an original, controversial, yet careful and thoughtful manner. Shihabi digs into awkward issues that mainstream academia and analysts have shied away from to date.

About the Author
Ali al Shihabi is a resident of Dubai and a citizen of Saudi Arabia. He recently retired from managing an investment bank he founded and now divides his time between Dubai and a farm in Portugal. He received his B.A. in political science from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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