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A Review of Three Approaches to the Eritrean Nation as

A Review of Three Approaches to the Eritrean Nation as a Case for Nation before Identity

Despite the three books’ noted shortcomings, they all provide solid information on how Eritrean nationhood and identity began to form and mature...

Controversial Actor of the International System Iran

Controversial Actor of the International System: Iran

The three works examined here deal with Iran’s interaction with the international system from a historical perspective and across many dimensions....

Understanding Eurasia in Multiple Perspectives

Understanding Eurasia in Multiple Perspectives

The three works reviewed in this article address Eurasia in different periods and different areas of concentration. Each one provides valuable...

The Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and

The Changing Contours of Saudi Arabia: Mohammed bin Salman and the Paradox of Saudi Reforms

This review article aims to provide broader nuances about Saudi Arabia amid the rapid developments taking place in the Middle East in general and...

The Quest for Soviet Legacy in Russian Foreign Policy

The Quest for Soviet Legacy in Russian Foreign Policy

Russian foreign policy is a popular subject on which scholars have lately conducted much research. The current stage of these studies is competent...

Civil Society NGOs and Religion in the European Refugee Crisis

Civil Society, NGOs and Religion in the European Refugee Crisis: A Review

When the three books under review are examined together, it is possible to identify some common themes. One of them is that the European states and...

The Ottoman Legacy and Neo-Ottomanism A Review Article

The Ottoman Legacy and Neo-Ottomanism: A Review Article

The three books selected for review here shed new light on the current popularity of Neo-Ottomanism and the bloody endgame of the Empire in 1918. 

Africa s Development Trajectory Lessons from China

Africa’s Development Trajectory: Lessons from China

Africa has been experiencing an appreciable measure of economic growth since 1995. This palpable improvement in the African condition has meant...

The Persian Gulf Dilemma United in the West Divided in

The Persian Gulf Dilemma: United in the West, Divided in the Gulf

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Western influence in the Persian Gulf has continued to expand; this process has also exposed several...

Yemen in the International Security Agenda The Context of Tribalism

Yemen in the International Security Agenda: The Context of Tribalism, Sectarianism, and Intervention

Yemen’s socio-political structure has a close connection with the tribes. Unlike the central and southern parts of the country, Yemen’s extreme...

U S Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Review

U.S. Interests and the Israel-Palestine Conflict: A Review

There is a strong relationship between American journalists and scholars. One of the features that some American journalists and scholars have in...

From Ballots to Bullets Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of

From Ballots to Bullets: Arab Uprising and the Reoccurrence of Authoritarian Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, much of the turmoil in the Middle East has been caused by the religiopolitical identity of different countries of...

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

The Crisis of Global Capitalism as the Harbinger of De-globalization

At no other time in the history of the world has the crisis in the global economy become a serious concern as it is currently the case. The promise...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East The Role of the

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the PKK’s Changing Policy in Regional Politics

The transformation of the discourses of the PKK since the 2000s is placed virtually at the center of Middle East politics as they relate to the...

The Great War in the Middle East

The Great War in the Middle East

Inspired by the centenary of World War I (WWI), a plethora of history books have been released recently. This article reviews four of the latest...

Islam in the Balkans Globalization Europeanization Localization

Islam in the Balkans: Globalization, Europeanization, Localization

The study of European Islam is now experiencing an unprecedented revival. While most of its attention is dedicated to Islam as a minority in...

Arts Market and the State Cultural Policies in Introspect

Arts, Market and the State: Cultural Policies in Introspect

The field of cultural policies is novel and burgeoning; it harbors diverse and even contradictory approaches, with no universally recognizable...

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Globalization in Theory and Practice in a Post-Globalization Era

Over the years, the term ‘globalization’ has acquired notoriety in all forms of intellectual exchanges in the social sciences and other...

Islam Culture Institutions and Agents

Islam: Culture, Institutions and Agents

The three books reviewed in this article do not seem closely related in the first impression. Younos’ book sheds light upon Islamic culture in the...

The Democratization Process in Turkey Theory Legacy and Prospects

The Democratization Process in Turkey: Theory, Legacy, and Prospects

In one of his articles on the requirements of large-scale democracy and political institutions, Robert A. Dahl warns students of political science...

What Constitutes the State s Culture of Political Violence

What Constitutes the State’s Culture of Political Violence?

A culture of political violence is the configuration of factors which exist lastingly in a political subject’s milieu, and determine if and to what...

Still Awaited A Truly Objective History of the Making of

Still Awaited: A Truly Objective History of the Making of the Modern Middle East

We are now witnessing a harvest of new history books on the making of the modern Middle East. Five are chosen for a critical review below. They are...

A Necessary Void in International Relations Non-State Actors in the

A Necessary Void in International Relations: Non-State Actors in the Middle East

There has been a dramatic expansion in the size, scope and capacity of non-state actors around the globe in the last three decades. Providing...

Turkey s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Turkey’s Kurdish Peace Process from a Conflict Resolution Perspective

Edited by Bill Kissane, After Civil War: Division, Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe is an ambitious attempt to explore the...

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