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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 1133–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113001
Published: 03 September 2018
... research to generate evidence-based policy in the Arab World. Email: hk39@aub.edu.lb higher education institutions Islamic studies education policy politics of higher education extremism counterterrorism Arab-American relations Western world United States Islamophobia 9/11 REFERENCES...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1233–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123001
Published: 03 September 2019
... an extremely fluid definition. This leads to certain interpretations expiring without establishing others and to profound transformations occurring within an intellectual and social phenomenon that presages that it will evolve away from its original form. In no circumstance, however, will what comes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
... Mourad 2014 ) became key civilian and military figures after joining the National Liberation Front in 1961. With time, they were the ruling elite of the country. Former Prime Minister Belaid Abdessalam describes these collaborators as a product of French colonization, who were extremely charmed by France...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131105–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.105
Published: 01 March 2020
... , 10). Consequently, upon readopting the old approach—namely, the silent European collusion with despotic authoritarian regimes to gain, in return, cooperation in controlling their citizens and extreme religious tendencies—is something that concerns the EU most. This approach will tarnish the concept...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... depositors. Since banks and depositors were extremely concentrated, wealth also became equally concentrated. Under the Hariri government, debt skyrocketed from around fifty-one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1993 to 109 percent in 1998. Meanwhile, the enormous rents derived from government...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... reasonable to expect a general regional alignment with the champions of the liberal order in a common endeavor to prevent change. The second case in point is China’s challenge to the LOS. China has repeatedly expressed extreme dissatisfaction with, and sometimes direct opposition to, different...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13123–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.23
Published: 01 March 2020
... Paris for talks ( Pearson 2018 ). Egypt’s decision to side with Haftar’s authority was based on both ideological and tactical considerations. Haftar has been described as an extreme anti-Islamist ( BBC News 2015 ), a characteristic in which the Egyptian authorities are highly invested. Moreover...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 7122–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.874098
Published: 01 January 2014
... perspectives on the theme. He positions these perspectives on a spectrum between two extremes: at one, he contends, the case for separation between religion and state verges on hostility to religion itself; and at the other, an exclusivist version of Islam is accorded primacy over all other considerations in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1243–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
... Nazi and fascist identities took the racist trend to the ultimate extremes, leading Europe to the disastrous events that only subsided when new cultural/political paradigms were adopted. Although these were successful, today Europe still cannot prevent identity issues within its territory from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12437–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.37
Published: 01 December 2019
... indicate that Sinai youth are suffering from an identity crisis and social alienation within their homeland, which is in essence a political crisis that may engender violence and extremism among Sinai youth and devolve into a clash between identities rather than harmonization and assimilation among them...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124156–164 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.156
Published: 01 December 2019
... line with technological, economic, and social developments, despite the different forms and conflicting patterns within the religious fabric. Otherwise, the various forms of religious extremism and the hybrid political employment of religion will inevitably lead to a repetition of the experience of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124104–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.104
Published: 01 December 2019
... prevents the natural growth of culture. Political tyranny has led in the final analysis to religious extremism, culminating in the emergence of violent religious movements ( Zaki 1995 , 256). Using the critiques of mass culture as presented by the Frankfurt School, Zaki argues that political leaders...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
... of color—who criticized his policies, calling on them to apologize to America and Israel as he himself faced charges of racism ( Daily Star , Beirut, July 22, 2019, 1). Anyone familiar with Trump’s ideology and some of the American extreme right elite and populist circles would not find such...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
... Syria, Libya, and Yemen remains extremely precarious with routine killings amounting to massive human and material destruction, plundering, and fragmentation. For instance, the conflict in Syria, as Safwan Masri observes, resulted in the worst humanitarian disaster of our time and the largest refugee...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12365–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123004
Published: 03 September 2019
...). Both sides were extremely agitated and stressed to an extent that blinded them from rational thinking and action. The clashes between the Arab and African students quickly escalated and got out of the control of the police and the national guard, forcing the army’s intervention ( Ould Abah 1995 , 121...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12399–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123006
Published: 03 September 2019
... strategic goal is represented in whether or not the members of the alliance share the same objectives and threat perceptions. The most institutionalized and integrated form is NATO, with its extensive bureaucracy and decision-making procedure. At the other extreme, there are ad-hoc coalitions, such as...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83398–407 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1050280
Published: 01 July 2015
... ‘Arab Spring’ now seems to be gripped in a stalemate in Egypt, where vagueness still prevails, and in Syria and Libya, where the security situation continues to be extremely precarious and unstable, there seems to be a wind of change in the political context in Tunisia, where on 26 October 2014 the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
... land. We may disagree on the most effective formulation of Arab nationalist ideas, but the essence of what Nasser has put forward confirms their extreme realism and rationality as well as their urgent need to accomplish the liberation of the nation. The individual state is incapable of accomplishing...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12281–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122004
Published: 02 June 2019
..., intangible, invisible quasi-negotiation process by laying down a number of sensitive issues that matter to the public so as to mobilize them or create a third sphere where the two main opposite, yet extreme, opinions remain as the main focal points which both Hamas and Fatah have succeeded in rallying people...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122171–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122009
Published: 02 June 2019
.... ISBN: 9786144428443. Ahmad Heneiti, Bedouin Communities in the Middle of the West Bank—As a Case Study (Beirut: Institute for Palestine Studies, 2018). 175 pp. ISBN 978-614-448-049-6. The Bedouins of the West Bank originated in the southern Al-Khalil desert and the southern extremities of the...