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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 256–285.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Omar A. M. El Joumayle Iraq, one of the world's leading crude oil producers with the fifth largest share of proven global oil reserves, recently ranked as the second-largest producer among Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members. Nevertheless, performance of the upstream...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Aline Schlaepfer © 2016 Aline Schlaepfer 2016 BOOK REVIEW Hijra aw Tahjir. Zuruf wa Mulabasat Hijrat Yahud al- Iraq [Voluntary or Forced Displacement: Conditions of Iraqi Jewish Migration], by Abbas Shiblak, Beirut, Institute for Palestine Studies, 2015, 308 pp. Some history books have...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 565–576.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Omar Abdel-Razek; Miriam Puttick The question of majorities and minorities has dominated the Iraqi political scene since the American-led invasion of 2003. As an occupying power, the US enshrined sectarianism in post-Saddam Iraq through divisive policies and structures that continue to pervade...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Sa'ad Naji Jawad This article discusses the longstanding and recent intentions of the United States to include Iraq into its spheres of influence. The American occupation of Iraq in 2003, however, not only changed the regime but also led to the destruction of the whole country. A most regrettable...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (4): 510–525.
Published: 01 October 2014
... extends from the early 1950s to the early 1960s; and the second covers the period between the publication of his two books, Study on the Nature of Iraqi Society (the year of publication is unknown) and Social Briefs from the Modern History of Iraq (1971). The first phase focused on Islam's heritage...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (2): 230–251.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Raed al-Hamid This article examines the 2011 withdrawal of United States' regular military forces from Iraq in the context of Gen. David H. Petraeus strategy of the ‘surge’ and co-opting Sunni fighters against forces aligned with al-Qāʿidah through brokering tribal alliances and adding members...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Haithem Kareem Sawaan This article examines the corruption of political elites in Iraq in the wake of the 2003 American occupation – a phenomenon that has had disastrous consequences for the country as well as astronomical fiscal costs. The corruption that has now become endemic has served not only...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2011
... adopted by post-invasion Iraq instituted many of Lijphart's recommendations, including proportional representation, federalism and a parliamentary system with a weak presidency. But this democratic framework has failed Iraq. Eight months on from its 2010 parliamentary election and still struggling...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (4): 495–502.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Reidar Visser This article criticizes the way in which the concept of ‘tribalism’ has been used by Western policy-makers and media in post-2003 Iraq. It has been commonplace to see tribalism as yet another symptom of the supposed ‘fragmentation’ of Iraqi society, and there has been a debate about...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Ahmad Jamil Azem This paper shows how the American planning for the war in Iraq of 2003 lacked the use of major academic and scientific disciplines. Some basic theories and principles in the field of nationalism and ethnicity studies as well as the field of Middle Eastern studies were supposed...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (1): 83–91.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Toby Dodge The day after Iraq’s August 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 660 condemning Iraq’s aggression and demanding that it withdraw. A week later it passed Resolution 661 demanding that UN Member States prevent all trade and financial transactions...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (2): 207–213.
Published: 01 April 2009
.../17550910902957602 httpwww.informaworld.com EDITORIAL Iraq, what lies ahead? Khair El-Din Haseeb Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, Lebanon Taylor and FrancisRCAA_A_395932.sgm10.1080/17550 10902957602Contemporary Arab Affairs0950-3110 (pri t)/1473-348X (online)Edit ri l2 09 & Francis2 002009 This year, Iraq...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (1): 67–72.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Kamal Majid Kamal Majid provides an insider's assessment of the history, political dynamics, major players and current social and economic conditions in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The author outlines a state of exception that has had an ambiguous and sometimes turbulent relationship both...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Khair El-Din Haseeb © 2009 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2009 The occupation of Iraq: an exit proposal Khair El-Din Haseeb Director and Editor-in-Chief, Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem and that yardstick is: Is it good...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (3): 479–482.
Published: 01 July 2008
...Ziad Hafez Defeat: why they lost Iraq , by Jonathan Steele , London , I.B. Tauris , 2008 , 294 pp., £20.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-84511-629-3 © 2008 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2008 BOOK REVIEW Defeat: why they lost Iraq, by Jonathan Steele, London, I.B. Tauris, 2008...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Saad Naji Jawad This article explores the political history of the Kurdish question in Iraq. It starts by giving a short historical background to the issue, and moves on to explain Kurdish demands and past attempts to resolve the problem, both militarily and peacefully. It then gives an account...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Hani A. Faris In the modern history of the Arab East, there has never been a time when wars were waged on three Arab societies at once. Nowadays, Palestine lives in a state of low intensity warfare; Iraq continues to experience a systematic process of devastation that has entered its fifth year...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 41–62.
Published: 04 December 2018
...Huda Al-Tamimi Parliamentary gender quotas have become increasingly prevalent since the 1990s, yet in-depth research illuminating their effects on women’s political agency remains scarce. Iraq’s political evolution offers a unique perspective on feminist, democratization, and gender quota...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (2): 212–236.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Bassam Yousif This article studies Iraq's recent economic development. It views development as a process mediated by institutions and driven by the attainment of human capabilities and capacities, including state capacity. This approach departs from the two prevalent sets of models that have been...