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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

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

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 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 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

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...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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

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

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


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