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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83416–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1049056
Published: 01 July 2015
...Hani A. Faris Naseer H. Aruri (7 January 1934–10 February 2015) was an internationally recognized and renowned scholar, activist and expert on Middle East politics, US foreign policy in the Middle East and human rights. He was Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, having served on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103354–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1353791
Published: 01 July 2017
...Degang Sun In the 21st century, conflicts in the Middle East can generally be classified into four types, namely: conflicts between outside powers and Middle Eastern countries; between Middle Eastern countries themselves; between different political parties and religious sects within a sovereign...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104596–622 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1403753
Published: 01 October 2017
... external trends, highlighting the issues of Chinese policy, especially in East Asia. In the context of expanding China's global interests, this paper argues that China's influence in the Middle East will increase, and may be followed by an increased political and military presence, highlighting evidence...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9127–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121621
Published: 01 January 2016
... Unity Studies 2016 Occupation of Iraq sectarian and ethnic divisions Shiites Sunnis Kurds permanent constitution army and popular mobilization ISIL (Da'ish) initiatives and solutions Iraq from occupation to the risk of disintegration Sa ad Naji Jawad Research Team, Middle East Centre...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
... corruption regional disparity social media More than seven years ago, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) witnessed watershed events, resulting in the long awaited, yet varied, political and social transformations. The protests first started in Tunisia in late 2010 and early 2011, surprisingly...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
... potential rivals of the United States, given that there are numerous areas of tension and conflict with Washington beyond the Middle East. The author’s analysis of the actors’ behavior is based on the “security dilemma” and the “balance of power” approaches. There are well-known disputes between “defensive...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 311–6 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903471181
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ghassan Salamé This article is the text of an address given by Ghassan Salamé at the ‘Oil and Money’ Conference convened in London, UK, on 21 October 2009. In it, the author deals with what the ambiguous, amorphous, elastic and politically expedient term ‘Middle East’ has connoted historically and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1213–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121001
Published: 01 March 2019
... potential for reform and transformation. This introduction to the special issue gathers shared considerations among authors researching the security sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and promotes a dialogue for the improvement of the analysis of the sector within its socio-political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 73437–450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.936121
Published: 01 July 2014
... interest’ approach to clarify the strategy that China has pursued in protecting its national interests in the Middle East, and in particular in the wake of the political developments that the region has been undergoing since 2010. The study gives a background history of Chinese foreign policy on the Arab...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 6191–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.756631
Published: 01 January 2013
... nationalism state feminism secularism Islamism Islamic Feminism What do women want? A critical mapping of future directions for Arab Feminisms Mervat Hatem* Department of Political Science, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; Middle East Studies Association; and Women and Memory Forum, Cairo, Egypt...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11325–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113002
Published: 03 September 2018
... the Middle East, ” Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 ( 2 ): 418 – 446 . Meijer, Roel . 2014 . “ Political Citizenship and Social Movements in the Arab World. ” In Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements , edited by Hein-Anton Van der Heijden , 628 – 660...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83398–407 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1050280
Published: 01 July 2015
...Mohammad Dawood Sofi The year 2011 witnessed watershed events in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), resulting in long-awaited political and social transformation, with Tunisia acting as catalyst and modus operandi for the other countries of the region. Although the so-called...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93428–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1191786
Published: 01 July 2016
... power in the Arab world. No other state holds as much widespread cultural attractiveness around the globe as much as the United States. Yet, America’s political and cultural popularity in the Middle East, including the Arab world, is still relatively low when compared with other regions of the world. In...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 8165–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.976404
Published: 01 January 2015
... team with different views, played a crucial intervening role in defining the features of US foreign policy. It was domestic politics that made the Obama administration ineffective in dealing with the new scenario that emerged in the Middle East and in Egypt in particular. Keywords: US foreign policy...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 72209–224 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.916524
Published: 01 April 2014
... well as innovative ideas. The most prominent actors in this genre in the Middle East are Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. However, young directors in the Gulf region are seeking to acquire experience and professionalism, notably in Saudi Arabia where restrictions on daily life have become an...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 53427–447 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.676320
Published: 01 July 2012
... globalization that are amenable to remote control and attempt to bring the region into greater geo-political proximity with the plan for the New Greater Middle East (as intro- duced at the G8 Summit in 2004); (2) the organized theft of oil, where the absence of institutions paves the way for interim regimes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 32193–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550911003741671
Published: 01 April 2010
... guide the planning for the post-war era in a better way. The goals of the war were originally very ambitious and included ‘conflict transformation’ which implies facilitating changes in the social and political structure of Iraq and the Middle East, but it has now changed to the more modest goal of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 54556–570 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.728396
Published: 01 October 2012
... national interests in the context of competition in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East as well. * Email: mabulgasem@yahoo.com © 2012 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2012 Arab spring Libyan revolution national security national interest global competence soft power hard...
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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
... . “Borderzones of Enforcement Criminalization, Workplace Raids, and Migrant Counterconducts.” In The Contested Politics of Mobility: Borderzones and Irregularity , edited by Vicki Squire , 74 – 90 . Abingdon : Routledge . International Crisis Group (ICG), Middle East & North Africa . 2016...
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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
...Jordi Quero This article explores the impact of China on the norms and institutions constituting the regional order in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It does so by assessing the effect that China’s challenges to the global order will have on the MENA. It is argued that scholars tend to...