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The Lost Spring U S Policy in the Middle East
The Lost Spring: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Catastrophes to Avoid

The book under review is a work by American-Lebanese scholar Walid Phares, who specializes in Middle East politics. He has...

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf
The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

In 2011, the world observed a massive political uprising in the Middle East and North African (MENA) states. An invisible...

Monday, September 16, 2019

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...

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Paradox of Inclusion Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia
The Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion of Islamist Parties in Tunisia and Jordan after the Arab Uprisings: A Comparative Study

The public protests that engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011 have since opened a Pandora’s Box of democratization processes...

Monday, June 17, 2019

Cycles in US Foreign Policy Since the Cold War
Cycles in US Foreign Policy Since the Cold War

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has confronted a very broad spectrum of problems. The return of great power...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Diffusion in the Arab World Turkey and Iran as Models
Diffusion in the Arab World: Turkey and Iran as Models of Emulation on the Eve of the ‘Arab Spring’

The literature about factors that promote growth and change presents models of diffusion that are based on societies’...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Into the Hands of the Soldiers Freedom and Chaos in
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

A New York Times correspondent in Egypt, David Kirkpatrick focuses his book Into the Hands of the Soldiers on the...

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East Youth Technology Human
Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy

Mahmood Monshipouri’s Democratic Uprisings in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and Foreign Policy...

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Editor's Note Summer 2011
Editor's Note | Summer 2011

There is no better instrument than the ballot box to decide “who is to govern” if we care about popular legitimacy. No one...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Editor's Note Winter 2012
Editor's Note | Winter 2012

The year 2011 left a new Middle East in its wake. People power has toppled powerful authoritarian regimes in Tunisia,...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Editor's Note Summer 2013
Editor's Note | Summer 2013

Again, momentous events are taking place in Turkey and its neighborhood. A civil unrest hit Turkey for weeks in May...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Foreign Policy after Tahrir Revolution Re -Defining the Role of
Foreign Policy after Tahrir Revolution: (Re)-Defining the Role of Egypt in the Middle East

The continuities, changes, ruptures, and transformation of Egyptian foreign policy have been analyzed from different...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics 2 volumes
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2 volumes)

To write about the political dimensions of Islam is, indeed, to examine the universal phenomenon of Islam and politics as...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Awakening of Muslim Democracy Religion Modernity and the State
The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity, and the State

The governmental experience of Islamic-oriented parties in Tunisia and Egypt drew attention to the trajectory of political...

Saturday, July 1, 2017


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