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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ebtisam Hussein; Claudia De Martino Seven years after the 2011 uprisings, the Egyptian military shows no evident signs of internal cracks. This article argues that the Egyptian army’s unrivalled dominance, both in politics and within the security apparatus, could be explained as the result of three...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (3): 288–300.
Published: 01 July 2011
... the Algerian adage that ‘some states have an army, but in Algeria, the army has a state’ has had a degree of applicability – especially throughout the 1960s and 1970s, there have been various attempts by Algerians to carve out a political sphere independent from the military. Chastened by the bloody...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2019
... ( Feliu 2013 ). 6. According to Susan Miller, 90 percent of the Moroccan Army was of rural and Berber origin ( Miller 2013 , 157). 7. This restructuring had a strategic cost in the war in Western Sahara, as most decisions had to wait for Rabat’s approval ( Wright 1983 ; Zartman 1987...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to the LPA. This institution is supported by the Karama coalition led by Khalifa Haftar, who presides over the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA). Its forces are trying to unite opponents of the Islamist sectors and include quite diverse groups such as former members of the armed forces from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... the Saudi state that had collapsed a few years earlier. To achieve this objective, in 1912 Ibn Saud organized an army, which is the well-known Ikhwan, the Wahhabi–Bedouin tribal army. This was the main tool used to conquer the lands of the Arabian Peninsula and establish the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
... regarding the globalized journalistic norms in the Egyptian media landscape. A multidimensional army at the front of the scene, such as decision-makers, officials, intellectuals, and media practitioners, play out and fuel the ideological roots of nationalism and individualism ( Zubaida 2002 ). The study...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 79–97.
Published: 28 August 2020
... and social reality by just using his “Baraka” (blessings). Thus, wherever he is, prosperity and blessings shall prevail. Therefore, the presence of the sultan (king) at the head of his armies and the state constitutes a sign of God’s love for the Alawit lineage, which shall maintain the world order...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... late 2001, the US army invaded Afghanistan. A year later, it invaded Iraq and called for regime change throughout the Middle East ( Council on Foreign Relations 2019 ). In late 2004, Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, died in controversial circumstances, and later Israeli Prime...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 100–120.
Published: 16 June 2020
... office (1920–25), see Huneidi (2015) . 15 Added emphasis. 16 Added emphasis. 1 For anti-Semitic literature in the Russian Imperial Army, see Petrovsky-Shtern (2002) . 2 For some differences in the approach of Eastern and Western Zionists, see Tsurumi (2008) . 3 For a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... war at that time was marked by the fact that the Israeli army used a new type of phosphorous bomb to cause severe burns and additional great suffering among the Palestinian people. This book deals with the thorny issue of the Kurdish question that has led to bloody confrontations between...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the hands of other revolutionary compatriots, competing for power, or targeted and arrested by the French for treason. The post-ceasefire period of March 1962 saw the implementation of a military-based regime backed by the border army that consisted mainly of French military personnel and a pro-French...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Transitional Council (NTC). At the same time, a vast and diverse set of non-state actors took up arms in 2011 and formed militias. These actors included soldiers who had defected from Libya’s armed forces or joined the rebellion soon after the disintegration of the national army. Unlike the close intertwining...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 128–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
... attempts to link terrorism to Arabs and Muslims. The book investigates how all these issues are reflected in the discourse of the Egyptian theatrical text. On the contrary, the Syrian army stood by the regime, which declared a war on terror, accusing Turkey, the Gulf States, and the United States of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... As of February 1983, Hariri was already engaged in three major projects: the reconstruction project of Beirut’s city center, the northern suburbs littoral project (Linor), and the southern suburbs of the capital (Alissar). These projects depended on the Lebanese army’s control of the areas under...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... They have only proven handicapped and led the country to more division, chaos, and civil war, witnessing its bloodiest phase since General Haftar, leading the Libyan National Army, began an offensive to capture Tripoli on 4 April 2019. The GNA has been exploiting the support it received from the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (1): 134–142.
Published: 01 January 2009
... volatile sectarian and ethnic allegiances – exacerbated through direct recruitment from partisan militias including the Kurdish Peshmerga, the Badr Corps and Ṣadrist groups – that obviate against a stable and reliable hierarchical chain of command. It contains a complete analysis of all current Iraqi Army...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (4): 544–564.
Published: 01 October 2014
... context of the political changes that ensued in the wake of the crisis. How the army played the dual role of instigating change while impeding it at crucial points in the transitional process is described. The mutual lack of autonomy between the state, the party and the military appears to have been a key...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
Published: 01 December 2019
... become politically neutral ( Lutterbeck 2011 , 10). While Huntington views the ideal military as one subordinate to but separate from the state, Janowitz focuses much more on issues such as the representativeness of the army and its internal role in the state. According to him, the best way to make...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 83–103.
Published: 01 December 2019
... revolutionaries. The army’s intervention on January 28 and its decision not to repress the revolutionaries sounded the final death knell for Mubarak’s regime. At the time of the demonstrations, Marshall Hussein Tantawy was defense minister. His poor health and lack of support from within the military or the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2019
... unrest that occurred in early January 2018, and in the armed attack led by ISIS on the Iranian army parade in September in Ahvaz (the capital of Khuzestan province) commemorating the Iran–Iraq War. Attempts to have Turkey join the alliance versus Iranian influence failed due to the good relations that...