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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 83–110.
Published: 04 December 2018
...Ali Kassem A hawza is the establishment responsible for the training of Shia Islam’s imams, preachers, professors, and researchers. For hundreds of years, its educational model has involved the teaching of Fikh , Usul , philosophy, Quranic studies and Arabic language. Over the past few decades, the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 53–80.
Published: 02 June 2019
... Sunni and Shia mosques. Drawing from Max Weber’s typology, the analysis of Friday sermons shows that most of the preachers represent both the saint and the traditional, but rarely the scholar. While they are dealing extensively with political and social phenomena, rarely do they have knowledge of social...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (4): 510–525.
Published: 01 October 2014
...@hotmail.com © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2014 sectarianism ideology Arab sociology Iraqi sociology Sectarianism in Iraq a critique by Ali Al-Wardi Fouad Jabir Kadhem al-Zurfi* Centre for Academic Shia Studies, Imam Al-Khoei Foundation, London, UK The Arab world today is...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 187–206.
Published: 01 April 2017
... do so without risking an explosion of the Lebanese security situation. Sectarianism, in the sense of opposition to Hezbollah and the Lebanese Shia, is the main driver of radicalization for Lebanese Sunnis. CONTACT Tine Gade gade.tine@gmail.com © 2017 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 565–576.
Published: 01 October 2016
... political institution from top to bottom. As a result, what was considered a remedy for Iraq's political ills opened the gates for more sectarian division, the dispersion of religious minorities and power struggles between the main majority groups: Shia Arabs, Sunni Arabs and Kurds. How this deadlock will...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 445–460.
Published: 01 July 2016
... opportunities and women’s rights. Political reforms included expansion of the Majlis al-Shura (Consultative Council), municipal elections, national and interfaith dialogues and concessions to Shias, but most important was the formation of the Allegiance Council towards institutionalizing succession. Though not...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... Saudi Arabia maintained its stability and did not face a similar fate. For some time, protests appeared limited to the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, particularly the city of Qatif, populated mainly by Saudi Shias. Demonstrations not only emerged in the Eastern province, however, but also in Najd...
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Distribution of Major Opposition Urban Zones. Note: Major areas: 1, Hamala;...
Published: 02 June 2019
FIGURE 1. Distribution of Major Opposition Urban Zones. Note: Major areas: 1, Hamala; 2, Buri; 3, Hamad Town* (mixed population of Sunni and Shia); 4, Dumistan; 5, Karzakhan; 6, Malkiya; 7, Zallaq*; 8, Aali; 9, Salmabad; 10, Isa Town* (mixed population); 11, Tubli**; 12, Sanad; 13, Nuwaidrat; 14 More
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 March 2020
... (Shia) and Walid Junblat (Druze) into the cabinet. A new position in government, Ministry of State for the South, was specifically created for Birri. He also gained the right to countersign all payments made by the CDR. Thus began Birri’s access to public funds. All along, Hariri supported the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 128–138.
Published: 01 March 2020
... various political movements including the Sunni and Shia Islamic movements have failed to deal with citizenship as a priority, while the civil society movements have had limited impact on promoting its practical aspects. Thus, the book examines ways to address chronic political imbalances in the Gulf...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2019
... export the revolution through the ideology of the new regime forced some countries in the region to react in the same manner. This is due to Iran’s increasing influence over some Shia political groups that have welcomed the so-called ideology of the Absolute Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist “Welayat-El...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 25–52.
Published: 02 June 2019
...FIGURE 1. Distribution of Major Opposition Urban Zones. Note: Major areas: 1, Hamala; 2, Buri; 3, Hamad Town* (mixed population of Sunni and Shia); 4, Dumistan; 5, Karzakhan; 6, Malkiya; 7, Zallaq*; 8, Aali; 9, Salmabad; 10, Isa Town* (mixed population); 11, Tubli**; 12, Sanad; 13, Nuwaidrat; 14...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... [Geagea] is worried that Hariri intends to expand the size and mission of the traditionally Sunni ISF intelligence branch to make it into a peer competitor with the traditionally Christian Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) G-2 and the traditionally Shia Surete General” ( WikiLeaks 2006 ). Geagea viewed the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (3): 113–134.
Published: 03 September 2018
... of the Shi‘a–Sunni Divide (Analysis Paper No. 29) . Washington, DC : Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings . https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sunni-shia-abdo.pdf , Accessed March 15, 2018. Al Jazeera . 2017 . “ Timeline of Qatar–GCC Disputes from 1991 to 2017...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 July 2017
... Nuel tribes Within a sovereign state UN, AU, China etc. High Domestic conflicts in Afghanistan Afghan government, Taliban etc. Within a sovereign state UN, China etc. Medium Sectarian conflict in Lebanon Sunni, Shia and Christian Maronites Within a sovereign state UN, Qatar, Arab League Low Libyan...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 286–299.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Iranian threat than the other Gulf States and it strives to keep more stable and peaceful relations with Iran due to its geographical proximity and economic interdependence; furthermore, both countries share the South Pars/North Dome gas field, the world s largest. Unlike Saudi Arabia s Shias, those in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... Democratization 23 (6): 1026 1041. Machlis, Elisheva. 2016. Al-Wefaq and the February 14 Uprising: Islam, Nationalism and Democracy: The Shia Bahraini Discourse. Middle Eastern Studies 52 (6): 978 995. Manning, Carrie, and Ian Smith. 2016. Political Party Formation by Former Armed Opposition Groups after Civil...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 157–164.
Published: 01 January 2017
... citizenship, accusing him of encouraging sectarian violence (Al-Nahar (Beirut), 21 June 2016). Kuwait . The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry announced that Kuwaiti security forces dismantled three Daesh terrorist cells which were preparing for attacks in the country, including attacks on a Shia mosque and a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 536–551.
Published: 01 October 2016
... with a non-representative sample of Sunni and Shia veiled AUB female students, using snowballing. These interviews allow for a comparison between the latent values and manifest behaviours among the different categories. Three categories: classical, mild and fashionable, are the baseline for conducting...