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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

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...

Monday, July 6, 2020

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...

Monday, July 6, 2020

U S -Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises
U.S.-Turkey Relations Endure Despite Crises

The U.S.-Turkey relationship has been tested through some of the most serious crises in recent years. The continuing...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics Three Debates that Inform Islam and U
Post-Orientalism and Geopolitics: Three Debates that Inform Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy

This article argues that a post-orientalist discourse has emerged over the past few decades to challenge the dominance of...

Friday, July 3, 2020

Iran s Military Capability The Structure and Strength of Forces
Iran’s Military Capability: The Structure and Strength of Forces

Economic upheaval in the post-revolutionary period, its ideological concerns, the lessons of the war with Iraq and the...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey s
The Crisis of the Liberal World Order and Turkey’s Resistance

With the retreat of liberalism in the Western world and the US withdrawing on many global issues, the international system...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

U S Assistance Development and Hierarchy in the Middle East
U.S. Assistance, Development, and Hierarchy in the Middle East: Aid for Allies

The effectiveness of foreign aid is heavily debated in international relations. Most often, critiques emphasize that aid...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Liberal Thought in the Eastern Mediterranean Late 19th Century until
Liberal Thought in the Eastern Mediterranean: Late 19th Century until the 1960s

It is comparatively well-known now that the late Albert Hourani came rather to regret the title of his probably most...

Thursday, October 1, 2009


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