The second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.’s graphic novel history of US-Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the fallout from the suicide bombing of the US Embassy in Beirut. This turbulent era of US-led intervention also saw the Suez Crisis, the Six-Day War, the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the repercussions of which are still being felt in the region.

Intelligent, accessible, and beautifully drawn, Best of Enemies brings international relations to life, and the first volume (1783–1953) has been added to university reading lists and is a compulsory set text for Political Science students at MIT. Coinciding with the release of the second book, volume one is now available on the graphic novels app Sequential.


Jean-Pierre Filiu is a world-renowned expert on the Middle East and the author of numerous books. He has advised the French Minister of the Interior and lectures regularly at Harvard.

David B. is an Eisner-nominated artist best known for Epileptic, and a founding member of the French publisher L’Association. Volumes one and two of Best of Enemies are published by SelfMadeHero. Read more.