Robert F. Worth

Robert F. Worth is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. His latest book is A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. (October 2020)

Prince Faisal and his delegation, including T.E. Lawrence (third from right), at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Syria’s Lost Chance

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance

by Elizabeth F. Thompson

October 8, 2020 issue

Indian troops under British command entering the Abadan oil refinery in Iran, 1941

The End of the Show

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

by James Barr

Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957

by Derek Leebaert

October 24, 2019 issue

Damage from bombing by Saudi-led forces, Sanaa, Yemen, November 2017

Yemen Under Siege

Yemen and the World: Beyond Insecurity

by Laurent Bonnefoy, translated from the French by Cynthia Schoch

Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State

by Helen Lackner

Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Houthi Conflict

by Marieke Brandt

February 21, 2019 issue

The market and Old City in Sanaa, Yemen, March 2011

The Jihadis of Yemen

The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia

by Gregory D. Johnsen

High-Value Target: Countering Al Qaeda in Yemen

by Edmund J. Hull

December 6, 2012 issue

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