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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Paul Salem This article is an examination and analysis of the forces and trends that were unleashed by the 2006 summer war between Israel and Hezbollah. It studies the effects on Lebanese politics and stability as well as on the fortunes of Hezbollah itself. It also examines the effects of the war...
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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 (2009) 2 (2): 252–271.
Published: 01 April 2009
... women's suffrage and actual political participation with relative development and underdevelopment of countries in the post-modern period. Historical as well as cultural factors – including those with direct bearing on the Arab world – are examined as is the disparity between the letter of the law and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (1): 143–161.
Published: 01 January 2009
...-political and institutional initiatives. Rare details are provided on movements and affiliated institutions including schools, mosques and media organizations of the Lebanese tableau where scholarly interest has been dominated by concentration on H: izb Alla¯h. Included are reviews of al-Jama¯ ah al...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (1): 91–101.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Mervat Hatem This paper was the Keynote Address to the conference organized by the Lebanese Women Researchers in October 2009 whose theme was ‘Arab Feminism: A Critical Perspective’. The conference held in Beirut, Lebanon, was attended by many scholars and activists interested in Arab feminism. It...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2009) 2 (3): 369–434.
Published: 01 July 2009
... analysis of its various influences including Khomeini and Lebanon's Ḥizb Allāh, while at the same time demonstrating a lack of evidence for direct support by either Ḥizb Allāh or Iran, the article examines the distinct Jārūdī Zaydī nature of the only contemporary Zaydī political discourse and formulation...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... Agreement: The Future of Lebanon in Light of the Experience of the Cold Wars between May 2008 and May 2019 (Beirut: Arab Scientific, 2019). 795 pp. ISBN 9786140129221. This book deals with the internal Lebanese political scene between May 2008 and May 2019, in the light of regional and international...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... of Syrian troops from Lebanon. The Israelis rejoiced at the dramatic change in the Lebanese political situation and saw this as a sign of the further weakening of Syria. A few months later, Ariel Sharon declared that he was not willing to withdraw from the Golan, dismissing any possibility of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
... another victim of predator neoliberalism. © 2020 by the Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2020 Lebanon neoliberalism Rafiq Hariri monetary policy Lebanese history and politics Bank of Lebanon Lebanese economy A series of domestic and international factors explain why Lebanon has been living...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (2): 187–210.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Ziad Hafez This article focuses on the political narrative in Lebanon before and after the Israeli war against Lebanon in 2006. It revolves around the subject of national unity as a sine qua non condition for success for the Lebanese resistance led by Hezbollah. A major consequence of the narrative...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (4): 589–611.
Published: 01 October 2008
... reported extensive criticism of the United Nations and the United States, with critics asking, What makes the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister more important than previous high-profile political murders? Why does his death justify a UN investigation? 9 In Lebanon, the assassination of Rafiq...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 128–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
... protests and large demonstrations taking place in the area, this book highlights the importance of promoting gender studies with the aim of dealing with women’s resistance to prejudicial laws against feminist activism in the Arab world. Ibrahim Hajjaj, Theater and Politics: The Implications of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Patrick and Farah Faisal Thaler have labelled this attitude “modestly revisionist,” according to which China recognizes it has become a beneficiary of the global order and only aims at “securing growing weight within international institutions […] and peacefully expanding its economic and political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 3–20.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Abdul Ghani Imad The thesis of political Islam’s failure reignites a deep discussion of fundamental questions. At the same time, it opens the door for a discussion of post Islamism as a concept, a term, and a phase. The term “post-Islamism,” like every “post-” term, is undoubtedly characterized by...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 171–182.
Published: 02 June 2019
... economy. The only thing it creates is an authority exasperating in vain to solve the dilemma of coexistence. The absence of a proper national political structure enabled the sectarian political parties to serve their own interests even before the establishment of an independent Lebanese state. The...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 53–80.
Published: 02 June 2019
... included praising the Lebanese army, such as greeting the national army on its day of commemoration, stating that the political leaders’ aim was not to develop their countries but to take over the government for their own purposes, and appealing to leaders to stop lying to their citizens and instead to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... main political elites of the country. In this case, the structures inherited from the civil war, the long Syrian presence in the country, and the security sector model developed during the Second Republic allow the security sector to be used harshly in the competition between the main Lebanese elites...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 83–110.
Published: 04 December 2018
... are headed toward an increased public and socio-political presence. Hezbollah’s nomination of a sheikh for the 2018 Lebanese elections—a first—is clear evidence. Also worthy of note are the characteristics and identity of those who choose to undergo a hawza training. While becoming a religious...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 3–18.
Published: 04 December 2018
... between 1999 and 2000. He has also been teaching at Lebanese and European universities since 1972 and is currently a Professor at the Political Science Institute of Saint Joseph University, Beirut, where he teaches International Economic Cooperation and Public Finance Management courses within the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 307–318.
Published: 01 March 2018
... chapter to the risks surrounding the extraction of Lebanese gas, warning Lebanon of delay in signing trade agreements and investing in its natural wealth due to the political-sectarian disputes and corruption that dominate the local scene. The author argues that Lebanon is far behind Israel, Egypt, and...