isbn: 9781846687648 sounded interesting and is a 2012 updated edition however it takes a broad stroke and oddly fails to mention north/south yemen where an argument over an ox started a thing.
This is a strange book not for the double dealing, or the funding of terrorists which is implied rather than statements stating that but the odd stance of recognising nations and its consequences.
Example here is the outrage of selling arms to arab land 1 [al1], but then failing to remember that country a is not as important as country b. So recognising al1 is bad either for diplomatic reasons, selling arms there is also wrong*.
Either way Mr Curtis is has the moral high ground of i told you so. Although the differences between Saudi Arabia and Daesh areas are non existent.
The chapters are short and illustrate that the double dealing by arabs and westerners alike has caused these idealists to become a lot more violent and caused problems of its own which i need not inform you of.
* my head hurts