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The War for Syria Regional and International Dimensions of the

The War for Syria: Regional and International Dimensions of the Syrian Uprising

The civil war in Syria, now ongoing for 10 years, does not appear to be ending soon given the continuing conflicts among the domestic and global...

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...

Sport Politics and Society in the Middle East

Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East

The nexus among sports and politics has gained strength during recent decades. Because the Middle East is one of the world’s most troubled regions,...

Islam Beyond Borders The Umma in World Politics

Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

With different meanings attached and without an overarching formal institution, the umma has nevertheless maintained strong symbolic, normative and...

Making the Arab World Nasser Qutb and the Clash that

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash that Shaped the Middle East

It is the historical roots of the clash between the Islamists and the nationalists in Egypt, that culminated in the bloody coup in Egypt in 2013...

Party Politics in the Western Balkans

Party Politics in the Western Balkans

Party Politics in the Western Balkans is a volume of articles edited by Vera Stojarová and Peter Emerson about the realities facing the political...

The Theory of War and Peace The Geophilosophy of Europe

The Theory of War and Peace: The Geophilosophy of Europe

A professor in the Department of Philosophy, Oleg Bazaluk focuses on war and peace in his book and attempts to develop a philosophical theory of...

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict Lessons from the

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia

Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict, by Aisling Lyon, offers an analysis of local government decentralization as a potential...

From Empire to Republic The Role of American Missionaries in

From Empire to Republic: The Role of American Missionaries in US-Ottoman Empire Relations and Their Educational Legacy

Hacer Bahar’s From Empire to Republic has important insights about one of the most important pillars of Turkey-U.S. relations: American...

Turkey and Transatlantic Relations

Turkey and Transatlantic Relations

Turkey and Transatlantic Relations, edited by Aylin Ünver Noi and Sasha Toperich, focuses on Turkey’s transatlantic relations through the...

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...

Egypt

Egypt

The events that preceded and followed the downfall of then octogenarian Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 are tackled by Robert Springborg in the...

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq Priestly or Prophetic

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic?

Christianity and American State Violence in Iraq: Priestly or Prophetic? attempts to rethink the relationship of religion and violence by taking...

After the Sheikhs The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies, argues that “traditional monarchy as a legitimate regime type in the region is soon...

Islam and Good Governance A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Questions about Islam’s compatibility with democracy, its relationship with terrorism and the lack of good governance in Muslim countries have...

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations: The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

In Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations, Kumral explores the Saadabad Pact of 1937, the defense pact of 1955, the fall of the Pro-western Iraqi...

America and the Making of Modern Turkey Science Culture and

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances

America and the Making of Modern Turkey: Science, Culture and Political Alliances, explores the activities of American philanthropic organizations...

The Politics of Recognition and Engagement EU Member States Relations

The Politics of Recognition and Engagement: EU Member States Relations with Kosovo

Declaring its independence on February 18, 2008, Kosovo received strong support from the EU as a whole, yet when it comes to individual states the...

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989

Central and Southeast European Politics Since 1989 aims to keep readers updated on the troublesome issues the countries of region have dealt with...

Behind the Veil A Critical Analysis of European Veiling Laws

Behind the Veil: A Critical Analysis of European Veiling Laws

Behind the Veil deepens the literature with its specific focus on the question of veiling and the way it is approached in European legislation and...

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times Interdisciplinary European

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times: Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times offers an interdisciplinary approach to trust in the European Union (EU) derived from political...

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...

The Hell of Good Intentions America s Foreign Policy Elite

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy offers readers a persuasive explanation that aims to...

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