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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 347–350.
Published: 01 July 2016
... things got out of control Mahmoud Gebril Chairman of the first Transitional National Council (Prime Minister), Cairo, Egypt On 23 August 2011, the Gaddafi regime became part of history, but when the revolution- aries who were fighting Gaddafi s security brigades around the airport came back to Tripoli...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Salim Hamidani The colonial period in Algeria was a time of suffering and struggle for Algerians who fought to win back their freedom and defend their values against French attempts to subjugate them. It was also a struggle to end foreign control over the country’s wealth and resources. National...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 24–44.
Published: 10 December 2020
... hegemony, the United States cannot permit another force, specifically the Houthis of Yemen, to exercise control over Bab-al-Mandeb. Although many reasons could account for the senseless war, the security of Bab-al-Mandeb—a strategic chokepoint of trade and oil flows— over-determinedly (as in an...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 21–40.
Published: 03 September 2019
...” and “offensive” realism in the theory of international politics concerning which of these approaches is more reliable and reasonable when considering costs and results, as well as the risk of tensions spiraling out of control (“security spiral”). The aim of this research is to make a comparison...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 105–138.
Published: 02 June 2019
... control systems, with hard and soft, visible and invisible components that are practiced by the Israeli authorities in an effort to bring about the geopolitical, demographic policies, and urban changes desired by the state in Jerusalem. R asim K hamaisi is the Head of the Center for Planning and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Guillem Farrés-Fernández The interest of the Lebanese elites who launched the security sector reform (SSR) process was in to regain control and influence over the security sector more than to create independent institutions respectful of human rights. At a time of deep social and political crisis...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2019
... international political and normative context. Controlling the meanings of “security,” as well as the coercive resources the security sector provides, has been paramount in the consolidation of the current regime. This article shows the importance of official narratives on security and their evolution over the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 45–69.
Published: 10 December 2020
... years of war, these questions retain their importance in any attempts at a negotiated settlement. Moreover, as central control has fragmented, local governance structures and their everyday practices have become central in new ways as the primary arena for politics, taxation, and self-administration. 1...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 3–23.
Published: 10 December 2020
... Photograph from 1956 showing the Layout of Jabalya Camp Placed on the Sand Dunes near Jabalya Town. Source: Palestinian Land Authority Archive, Gaza Strip Towards the end of their period of power, the Egyptians started to lose control over the Gaza Strip and the shelters began to expand on the camp’s...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 108–137.
Published: 10 December 2020
..., terrorism, radicalization, etc. ( Hvidt 2013 ). At the regional level, the main challenge for the GCC states is the rise of regional aggressive countries such as Iran, Turkey, and Israel, and the threat of one of them becoming the hegemon, controlling the Middle East. In addition to that is the spread...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 141–148.
Published: 10 December 2020
... would annex. The issue of Israeli control over the Jordan Valley, as well, has always been raised by Israeli officials as a “border area vital to Israel’s security.” In short, under the Israeli Peace plan, the balance of power that favors Israel, with the devoted support of the United States, has...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 25–50.
Published: 28 August 2020
... the right to give commands that people believe they have an obligation to obey. Under patriarchy, men hold traditional authority based upon the view that it is they who should control social institutions, not women. Such authority is reinforced by other sources of power. Men use coercion, which can be...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 3–24.
Published: 28 August 2020
... imperialist control by the West over those societies, or for internal Western political purposes” ( Curtis 2009 , 67), which also often support “the West’s willingness to sell arms to any regime, no matter how repressive” ( Smith 2003 , 275). Further still, some contemporary Western political perspectives...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... traditionally known for adhering to the strict Sunni interpretation of Islam. These protests in Saudi Arabia appeared simultaneously with the events of the Arab uprising, known as the “Arab Spring.” Nevertheless, the Saudi political regime was able to isolate this internal opposition and continue its control of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 138–144.
Published: 28 August 2020
... through sustainable development to transform to green economies and clean technologies and to bring under control the massive emission of gases giving rise to global warming and the erosion of the ozone layer. The book supposes that sustainable development is an overall program of economic, social...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 79–97.
Published: 28 August 2020
... authority of Morocco was controlled by six dynasties. In 1666, the current “Alawit” dynasty gained political power (Combs-Schilling 1991, 659). Through its history, the Alawit regime constructed social representations about the features of its power and the principal characteristics that govern its...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
..., foreign correspondents might be free to write what they want. However, the regime is always able to control the distribution of these foreign publications as copies might have to be sent to the Information Ministry, for example. Articles could be translated and given to senior officials to be revised...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 91–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... political competition for the control of resources and positions of power, yet it also argues that ideology and ideas have a role to play, as they constitute the instruments deployed in this struggle, which has, with foreign involvement and backing of different sides, reduced Libya to a “failed state.” In...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 138–140.
Published: 16 June 2020
... the ministry and students who attend these schools, she finds an increasingly complex and confusing reality that has had major negative effects on the identity of the inhabitants of the city. Educators are frustrated as they have no control over the curriculum that they teach or the books which...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 138–140.
Published: 16 June 2020
... the ministry and students who attend these schools, she finds an increasingly complex and confusing reality that has had major negative effects on the identity of the inhabitants of the city. Educators are frustrated as they have no control over the curriculum that they teach or the books which...