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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 711–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.881006
Published: 01 January 2014
...Khaldoun Khashanah There is as yet no framework for understanding the Syrian Crisis (herein referred to as ‘the Syrian Crisis’; the Syrian Crisis or simply ‘the Crisis’) or more generally the Arab Spring. There are many arguments that are often inconsistent. A framework can help further socio...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44431–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.630884
Published: 01 October 2011
... society in which Syrian intellectuals and the middle class play a vital role. Syria is at a precipitous crossroads a breaking point and Kilo, as an insider long affiliated with the Syrian intellectual opposition, provides essential reading for comprehending the players and dynamics of the crisis one...
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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
... not be ignored. In short, the complex reality resulting from Syria’s geostrategic position and conflicting interests of regional and international powers since the first year of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis marginalized whatever role the opposition leaders could play. As a result, Syria...
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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
... underlined the Saudi-Syrian understanding over Lebanon. Syria also considered Hariri for the post of Lebanese prime minister. Long before the 1990s, some analysts demonstrated that the “militia economy was never outside larger processes of financial globalisation” ( Hourani 2010 , 291). There were...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124165–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.165
Published: 01 December 2019
... Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany continued until all parties reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear file in July 2015. Issam Shrouf, Water Crisis from the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Israeli Fingers (Damascus: Syrian Ministry of Culture/Syrian...
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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
... sectarian identities in Syrian society also contributed to that country’s destruction. Thus, a society once considered modernist, before the civil war, has since descended into a sectarian, tribal, and ethnic quagmire. Mohammed al-Rumaihi points to the fact that, for society to succeed in emerging from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124104–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.104
Published: 01 December 2019
... departments of philosophy, sociology, and comparative literature. Of thirty-five dissertations, seven were written by non-Egyptians, one by an Iraqi student, one by a Palestinian, and five by Syrians. The survey shows that student interest in the Frankfurt School at Egyptian universities tended to focus on a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
... President Assad as a long-term goal. Russia sees the Syrian conflict as being an external platform for countering the United States, and it is better to do this in the Middle East than in Ukraine, which is uncomfortably close to Russia’s borders. The engagement in the Syrian crisis gives Moscow the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 123127–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123008
Published: 03 September 2019
... membership in the League of Arab States between 1979 and 1989. There is no doubt that some sought to justify Sadat’s policies, considering him to be “a great mind” as he managed to fool the Israelis and retrieved Sinai in exchange for a “peace treaty,” while the Syrians and the Palestinians were unable...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12399–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123006
Published: 03 September 2019
... 2017 ). This role coincided with the fact that Turkey’s role in the Middle East and North Africa witnessed a number of setbacks following the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in several Arab countries, especially Egypt, and Libya, as well as the failure of Syrian opposition armed forces to defeat Bashar...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12253–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122003
Published: 02 June 2019
... it ( Burgat 2014 , n.p.), “the reaction of the West to the Syrian crisis is the reverse of the universal.” This article benefited from funding from the American University of Beirut, the European Research Council, for the project “When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World (WAFAW),” and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122105–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122005
Published: 02 June 2019
..., Zeynep . 1997 . Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule . Berkeley : University of California Press . Clare, Valerie , 2011 . Illegal Areas in the Syrian Conflict: Urban Planning as a Weapon , translated by Yousra Merai. Cairo: World Institute of Studies. http...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12281–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122004
Published: 02 June 2019
..., he would identify himself as a Palestinian refugee from Gaza. A Palestinian refugee from Syria would identify himself as a Palestinian Syrian. In Palestine, they identify themselves based on region, village, or origin. For instance, a native Gazan would identify himself as “Gazawi” and a native from...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 121125–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121008
Published: 01 March 2019
... Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. Russia’s continuous opposition to the United States reached its peak with the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. As the United States tried to get Russia out of its last strategic base in the Middle East by overthrowing the Syrian regime, Russia—Syria’s...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12139–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121003
Published: 01 March 2019
... Syrian Social Nationalist Party, the Lebanese Ba’ath Party, President Lahoud himself, and the occasional armed Palestinian group sustained by Syria) ( International Crisis Group (ICG) 2005a , 10–11). In fact, al-Assad himself declared that “The power and the roles of Syria in Lebanon are not dependent on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1213–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121001
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; 114163–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114009
Published: 04 December 2018
... several times in order to avoid a repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria or a Syrian regime change such as the one Western powers orchestrated in Libya. For many observers, Russia is currently considered one of the most prominent players in the Syrian arena, questioning and challenging the United...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113113–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113006
Published: 03 September 2018
... ( Cafiero 2015 ). Both Qatar and Saudi Arabia armed different rebel groups attempting to topple the Assad regime in Syria. While Qatar supported rebel groups related to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia preferred backing Salafi rebels in the Syrian civil war ( Nuruzzaman 2015 , 229, 234) and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-2319–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.000020
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Zisser, Eyal . 2017 . “ Syria: From the Six Day War to the Syrian Civil War .” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 44 ( 4 ): 545 – 58 Book Reviews Bacevich, Andrew J . 2017 . “ America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History .” Middle East Policy 24 ( 2 ): 160 – 66...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-219–42 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001B
Published: 01 March 2018
... political life. Once again, this identity and moral decline towards concrete short-term (here and now) opportunistic political gains can be seen as result of the balance shift within the abstraction-concreteness dynamics characterizing Arab reason ( Abdennur 2017 , 314–16). The 4.9 million Syrian...