Published by serpent’s Tail/Profile books IsbN 9781846687631
Price £9.99 paperback
The updated edition of Secret Affairs covers the momentous events of the past year in the Middle East. It reveals unreported attempts by Britain to cultivate relations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak, the military intervention on the side of Libyan rebel forces, which include pro-Al Qaeda elements and the ongoing reliance on Saudi Arabia, to safeguard its interest in the Middle East. Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups and shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments as well as the rise of global terrorism. It also highlights how British policy is motivated by a concern to prevent China extending its influence over Middle Eastern oil as well as an ongoing opposition to democracy in the region.