Book Title: The European Union and the Arab Region: A Realistic Portrait of Challenge.
Author: Ahmed Qasem Hussein.
Date of publication: 2021.
Publisher: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
No. of pages: 431.
In Arabic literature, few scholarly works offer deep insight into the European Union’s policy and position on the Arab region. The subject of this review, The European Union and the Arab Region: A Realistic Portrait of Challenge, by Ahmed Qasem Hussein, is an exceptional study in this field due to the rich contribution it offers to this topic.
The book consists of two separate but interconnected parts that, while complementary, can also be read independently. The first part traces the EU’s historical and political trajectory, guiding the reader through European decision-making mechanisms, while the second traces Europe’s interaction with and policy towards specific Arab issues. The book is distinguished by its unique analysis of the reverberations of EU policy in the Arab region, making it worthwhile reading for academics, experts, researchers, or any interested party. As a historical, political, and cultural contribution in the Arabic language, it is also significant to those who wish to delve deeper into history and politics of the EU.