Enisen Publishing was developed in
September, 2001 with the introduction of the first book
in its "World in a Nutshell" series, "Afghanistan in
Within a few weeks of publication, the
book was placed on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list
and was featured on Channel 5 morning news.
A month later, "Afghanistan in a
Nutshell" was assigned by teachers and political science
professors in various universities and high schools and
placed on a number of "must-read" lists for people and
institutions seeking background information explaining
the American "war on terrorism."
In April 2002, Enisen Publishing added
"Pakistan in a Nutshell" and "Islam in a
Nutshell" to the series as well as a second, updated
version of "Afghanistan in a Nutshell."
Keeping apace with international
attention, Enisen introduced its fourth booklet, "Iraq
in a Nutshell" in the first week of America's
war with Iraq. The book generated an article in the
Los Angeles Times and a news story on Fox 11 News on
April 26, 2003.
In 2004, Enisen Publishing added the
most ambitious title to its catalogue: "Israel/Palestine
in a Nutshell." In order to represent the most
controversial international crisis in a fair manner, the
book was designed as a "flip-book" with one side
expressing the Palestinian perspective and the other
dealing with issues from an Israeli point of view.
All the other titles were updated the
In 2006, Israel-Palestine in a
Nutshell was updated to reflect the rise of Hamas, the
creation of the Kadima party and Israel's pull-out from
the Gaza Strip.
Also introduced in 2006 was "Iran in a
Nutshell" arriving just in time to explain Iran's
relationship with Hezbollah, the Islamic Republic's
nuclear program and other issues.