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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 11483–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114005
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. 2016; 94565–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1244901
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. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
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. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... philanthropic association in Sidon called The Islamic Institute for Culture and Higher Education. In 1979, he started building a school complex in the village of Kfar Fallus near Sidon. This spending brought him in touch with Sidon’s local politics and notable families. He placed his technocrats in the...
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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
... 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; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
..., good, etc.) with no social science modes of reasoning or social science methodology. The word “conspiracy” against Islam and the Muslim world was often mentioned in both Shia and Sunni sermons. Indeed, its use is like a national sport in the Arab world, including among the leftist groups. Political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
... (followers) 82,600 (Tweets) Manama capital city https://twitter.com/manama_news?lang=ar 32,100 (followers) 29,800 (Tweets) 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...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113113–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113006
Published: 03 September 2018
... Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar; and to remove members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and cease military and intelligence cooperation with Iran. To cut ties to all “terrorist, sectarian and ideological organisations,” in particular the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102187–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1311601
Published: 01 April 2017
... Hezbollah on Syria soil, where they can 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. KEYWORDS Lebanon; Islamism; jihadism; salafism; civil war...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103354–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1353791
Published: 01 July 2017
... organizations such Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shiite militias (Magen 2013), which form a united front against the Islamic State . In the process of solving the global and regional hot issues, these actors have formed a flat structure that supersedes the top- down hierarchical power structure of sovereign...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102286–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1244902
Published: 01 April 2017
... which it shares a land boundary of 60 km and strong religious affinities given that both ruling families adhere to the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. In 1982, Qatar signed a bilateral defence agreement with Saudi Arabia which gave it at that time the much needed assurance and confidence with regard...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 101148–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1273675
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; 101157–164 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279385
Published: 01 January 2017
... the Palestinian 160 CHRONOLOGY territories has plenty of experience violating international laws and is unfit to hold such a position (The National News Agency (Beirut 23 June 2016). . The National Islamic Conference condemned the recent visit by the retired Saudi General Ahmad Eshki to Israel...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 1011–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1272225
Published: 01 January 2017
... hypothetical plans for division and how the Arabs should handle them. The caliphate state The caliphate state has become part of the scene of political, sectarian and strategic con- flict, rivalry and threats. The project of the takfiri organization ISIS an acronym for the Islamic state in Iraq and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94536–551 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1245386
Published: 01 October 2016
...Bayan Itani This article presents the Islamic veil worn by students at the American University of Beirut (AUB) through the theory of symbolic interactionism. By questioning the background of the students and their closer social circles, the manifest appearance and latent beliefs and behaviours can...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94577–595 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1250361
Published: 01 October 2016
... 2015). Another example is the Saudi religious leader Osman al- Nazeh al Asiri, who had a master s degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from King Khaled Uni- versity in Abha (Al-Akbar 2015). Furthermore, Gulf fighters are not only recruited as combatants but they also act as reli- gious leaders of ISIS. For...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93445–460 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1189108
Published: 01 July 2016
... ban on Shia publications and allowing the Shias to have their own reli- gious education in primary schools. Traditionally, Wahhabi Islam considers Shias to be R fida or heretics (Al-Yassini 1985; Bin-Baz n.d.) and, hence, Abdullah s willingness to meet the Shia delegation and to receive their...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93479–486 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1200308
Published: 01 July 2016
... groups, particularly the Islamic state terrorists (Daash) (Al-Nahar, Beirut, 17 November 2015). . Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed Egypt s keenness to enhance cooperation with Russia in all fields, including that of military cooperation (Al- Ahram, Cairo, 25 November 2015). . US...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92237–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1151611
Published: 01 April 2016
... interpretation of the faith, like the Shia or the Druze, and to implement a strict regime of control of Christians and Jews. In the United States, some members of the academic establishment, such as John Espo- sito and John Voll, also explained at length the new Islamic ideology as being a natural reaction to a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92320–328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1157986
Published: 01 April 2016
... journal issue. National thought & politics Books Akçali, Emel, ed. 2015. Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 248 pp. Alexander, Yonah, and Dean Alexander. 2015. The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders...