Renowned Middle-East expert Vali Nasr combines historical narrative with contemporary on-the-ground research to introduce a Muslim World we've never seen. Meccanomics takes us behind the news, so dominated by the struggle against extremists and the Taliban, to reveal a new society, one that is being reshaped by an upwardly mobile middle class of entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and insatiable consumers. His insights into the true situations in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the crucial bright spots of Dubai and Turkey provide a whole new way of thinking about the troubles and prospects in the region.
Nasr's groundbreaking analysis offers a powerful reassessment of a region where financial might - not fundamentalism - does the talking.
Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. Born in Iran, he now lives in the US, where he regularly appears on major network news shows and has written for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.