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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
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. 2018; 1133–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113001
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. 2016; 9168–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121647
Published: 01 January 2016
... strategies, or lack of them, behind Arab Gulf states’ lobbying, the research examines additional relevant factors such as the organization and activism of the US Arab American community, the strategic value of the Arab Gulf to the United States, and the negative image of Arabs in America. The research...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 64582–591 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.856080
Published: 01 October 2013
...Walid Khadduri The discovery of shale oil and gas in North America (the United States and Canada) is considered a ‘game changer’ in the global petroleum industry. It provides an opportunity for the United States to achieve the energy self-reliance it has sought since the 1970s. It is also expected...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93428–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1191786
Published: 01 July 2016
...Hosam Matar Soft power, according to Joseph Nye, in 2004, is ‘the ability to affect others through the co-optive means of framing the agenda, persuading, and eliciting positive attraction in order to obtain preferred outcomes’. The United States is applying many initiatives and policies of soft...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 33271–296 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.493739
Published: 01 July 2010
...Abdel-Fattah Mady The purpose of this study is to answer the following question: ‘Does US foreign policy undermine peace efforts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories?’ Careful observations of US foreign policy during the Oslo Process reveal that the United States has indeed undermined peace...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2014; 74565–575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.950081
Published: 01 October 2014
... been very successful in doing so. Speculating about such complex issues is nothing new. A reader of Western literature is daily confronted with speculative articles on the rise or fall of American power. A number of writers appear to be concerned that China will soon displace the United States as the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 8165–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.976404
Published: 01 January 2015
... the impact of the decline of the United States as a global superpower (inability to influence foreign actors and contexts). Although both explanations are worthy of consideration, this article seeks to demonstrate that they are insufficient when accounting for the uncertainties shown by the United...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mahmoud Haddad For some time in the past century, the issue of racism emphasized color or race. However, it included religion in many cases. This attitude, which has subsided for some time, is making a strong comeback in many countries, foremost among them the United States, the world’s principal...
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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
... student protests in France, Germany, and the United States, much attention was given to Marcuse; almost all his writings were translated into Arabic between 1969 and 1973. This article explores the nature of individual “receptions” of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School at Egyptian universities...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 63458–466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.818777
Published: 01 July 2013
...’) through trade, finance and culture, the paper does not foresee an imminent confrontation in the Middle East between the rising Asian superpowers and the United States. Nonetheless, it is contended that President Barack Obama's dramatic ‘rebalancing’ project indicates that America intends to intensify its...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 114111–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.114006
Published: 04 December 2018
... interests and safeguard Chinese nationals in West Asia and the African continent. However, the United States and the West are concerned with the geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of China’s logistics base in Djibouti. The geography of Djibouti has led to the rising of geopolitical rivalries between...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103354–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1353791
Published: 01 July 2017
... Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the procession and peace-keeping mechanisms by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense; and the foreign aid mechanism by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The China–Arab States Cooperation Forum, the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation, the United Nations and other...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24528–541 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903247342
Published: 01 October 2009
...Ziad Hafez This is a report on a conference held at the University of Massachusetts in Boston about the ‘One-State Solution for Palestine’. The latter is a response and an alternative to the ‘Two-State Solution’ favoured by the United States and the international community. Such a solution is...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102241–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279387
Published: 01 April 2017
...Ahmed El Morabety This paper addresses Morocco's defence diplomacy through a consideration of two research matters. The first concerns the military and security cooperation of the country with the United States, the European countries, as well as the Arab and African ones. The second focuses on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104596–622 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1403753
Published: 01 October 2017
...Nasser Al-Tamimi China is currently considered to be the world's largest purchasing power economy, and is the second after the United States by market value. It is expected to become the largest by the end of the next decade. Previous data have shown that the concept of ‘core interests’ from the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10132–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279386
Published: 01 January 2017
...Mediel Hove; Enock Ndawana This article discusses the role of the United States of America in the failure of the democratic revolution in Egypt during the Arab Spring. While appreciating the role of internal actors and the domestic dynamics, it demonstrates that regime change in Egypt was largely a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94493–510 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1201932
Published: 01 October 2016
...-Arab nationalism saw numerous successes for the Arab system and possibilities for achieving Arab unity. However, this was followed by the defeat of the 1967 war, inter-Arab conflicts, the other setbacks for pan-Arabism and increasing foreign penetration, particularly by the United States, Israel...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9127–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121621
Published: 01 January 2016
...Sa'ad Naji Jawad This article discusses the longstanding and recent intentions of the United States to include Iraq into its spheres of influence. The American occupation of Iraq in 2003, however, not only changed the regime but also led to the destruction of the whole country. A most regrettable...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2012; 52230–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2012.669094
Published: 01 April 2012
...Raed al-Hamid This article examines the 2011 withdrawal of United States' regular military forces from Iraq in the context of Gen. David H. Petraeus strategy of the ‘surge’ and co-opting Sunni fighters against forces aligned with al-Qāʿidah through brokering tribal alliances and adding members of...