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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 65–82.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Mohamed El-Amine Ould Mohamed Ibrahim. The Mauritanian national state emerged as a questionable entity in both its historical and social legitimacy. This article considers the cliental relationship that remains within today’s Mauritanian national state and which dominates the political arena. The...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 141–145.
Published: 16 June 2020
...Emily Silcock 1. Nunn and Quinn (2014) use wheat production in the United States as an instrument for food aid in order to isolate the random component. Wheat production is arguably orthogonal to conflict in aid-receiving countries, yet it has a strong relationship with the amount of food...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Youssef Mohammad Sawani Since the fall of Gaddafi’s forty-two years of rule, Libya has been facing tremendous challenges of instability and insecurity reflecting and characterized by both a political impasse and a lack of legitimate state institutions. Ad-hoc and non-state formations grew outside...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (2): 304–308.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Ali Jarbawi © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2014 The Failure of the Two-State Solution: The Prospects of the One State in the Israel–Palestine Conflict , edited by Hani A. Faris . I. B. Tauris , London , 2013 , 400 pp., ISBN-978-1-78076-094-0 BOOK REVIEW The Failure of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 139–165.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Salem Sari This study attempts to reveal the futility of perceptions of the state as self-established and self-sufficient. It argues that the state can only function if it is communicated and not separated. The study criticizes social, classical, and modern theories, searching for the contents...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... Their militias flourished thanks to the lucrative financial handouts that governments paid to them. To complicate matters, additional militias sprang up in the absence of any sort of viable state/institutional control on the part of the nascent ‘state’ or an inability to restrict and monopolize the use...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 21–40.
Published: 03 September 2019
...Dmitry Grafov This article approaches Russia’s strategy of countering the United States indirectly by way of intermediate states. It is concerned with the reasons why Russia decided to engage in the Syrian conflict in 2015 and, from this perspective, the real goals of Russia’s policy in the region...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2017
... state that took place during the period of relative free debate and of tentative steps towards a democratic system between February 11, 2011 and July 3, 2013. In light of the deepening polarization between the Muslim Brothers and the more secular political tendencies that characterized the period, the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 523–535.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Isma’il al-Shatti Arab constitutions, for the most part, specify and guarantee human rights in their wordings. However, the reality of the individual in the Arab nation reveals something quite different from that which is written in the constitutions. The state is charged with providing citizens...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (4): 511–522.
Published: 01 October 2016
... countries during and after 2015. It argues that the dangers and risks confronting these countries have been on the increase. CONTACT Ali El Dean Hillal Dessouki ali@alieldean.net © 2016 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2016 Risk analysis Arab countries Another risky year: the state...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 421–427.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Showkat Ahmad Dar The surprising rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and its proclamation as the caliphate on 29 June 2014 imposed an obvious threat to nation-states. The continuous controversy over the nature and applicability of Islamic tenets to governmental institutions has yet to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 98–122.
Published: 28 August 2020
... and the present have changed the idea the state and society have of foreigners, in general, and foreign correspondents, in particular. Some indicators confirmed that a state of “xenophobia” has been escalating over the past nine years. Foreign correspondents and journalists have been among the groups...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 25–50.
Published: 28 August 2020
... legal limit is four wives at one time. In countries with a Muslim majority, it is legal in twenty-eight of forty-four, or 63.6 per cent. In a few historically known states, autocratic rulers established very large harems ( Betzig 1986 ). Rulers expanded and consolidated their power through numerous...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 8–26.
Published: 16 June 2020
...Rasha S. Mansour This paper examines Egypt’s shift from socialism to neo-liberalism in the wake of the economic crisis of the late 1980s and the implications of this shift for its socialist legacy. It argues that the decline of the welfare state in Egypt since 1991 has contributed to the erosion of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 363–378.
Published: 01 July 2015
... ruling authority participated together in building the Algerian state, after which relations between the two parties cooled, so political conditions in Algeria had to follow a trajectory similar to that of other Arab countries. This will transform the concerns of the elites, now merely political decor...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Ali E. Hillal Dessouki This article is based on the executive summary of a book in the Arabic language, The State of the Arab Nation 2014–2015 , edited by Ali E.Hillal Dessouki and published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies. The book analyzes events in the Arab region from 2014 to the first...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (3): 3–24.
Published: 03 September 2018
...Hiba Khodr In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the long and checkered relationship between Islam and the West entered a new phase. The sense of suspicion and denouncement that swept through the public sphere of many European countries and the United States was accompanied by major changes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 51–78.
Published: 28 August 2020
... major question: why is it difficult to topple the Saudi political regime? Whereas the country’s oil wealth or external protection by great powers, Great Britain in the past, and currently the United States, are seen as main factors in the stability of the Saudi political regime, it is suggested here...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Mona Farag In this post-9/11 age, marked by international terrorism, militant non-state actors have created a world of insecurity, challenging international borders by constructing numerous national security issues. These international demarcation lines have been upheld by international conventions...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 69–85.
Published: 01 March 2020
... independence sought a sovereign state with free decision-making, away from French influence in particular, in a context of ideological polarization and mutual hostility between ex-colonial forces and independent states. The root of such hostility lies in what both parties lost, and resulted in a distinctive...