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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 256–285.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Omar A. M. El Joumayle Iraq, one of the world's leading crude oil producers with the fifth largest share of proven global oil reserves, recently ranked as the second-largest producer among Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members. Nevertheless, performance of the upstream...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (2): 212–236.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Bassam Yousif This article studies Iraq's recent economic development. It views development as a process mediated by institutions and driven by the attainment of human capabilities and capacities, including state capacity. This approach departs from the two prevalent sets of models that have been...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (3): 448–456.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Matthew J. Godwin Nearly all scholarship on radical political movements suggests that participation in formal politics will lead to moderation. Yet Iraq's Sadrist Movement, the Shi'a Islamist group headed by Muqtada al-Sadr, defies the widespread assumption that political inclusion leads to...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (3): 267–287.
Published: 01 July 2011
... Suprematism Parametricism Constructivism design Iraq projects in the Arab world Zaha Hadid, genius of the place* Mohammad Aref Science and technology writer based in Surrey, UK After a startling and meteoric rise to fame, Arab Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid is one of the most sought after and in...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (4): 495–502.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Reidar Visser This article criticizes the way in which the concept of ‘tribalism’ has been used by Western policy-makers and media in post-2003 Iraq. It has been commonplace to see tribalism as yet another symptom of the supposed ‘fragmentation’ of Iraqi society, and there has been a debate about...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Ahmad Jamil Azem This paper shows how the American planning for the war in Iraq of 2003 lacked the use of major academic and scientific disciplines. Some basic theories and principles in the field of nationalism and ethnicity studies as well as the field of Middle Eastern studies were supposed to...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Saad Naji Jawad This article explores the political history of the Kurdish question in Iraq. It starts by giving a short historical background to the issue, and moves on to explain Kurdish demands and past attempts to resolve the problem, both militarily and peacefully. It then gives an account of...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2008) 1 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Hani A. Faris In the modern history of the Arab East, there has never been a time when wars were waged on three Arab societies at once. Nowadays, Palestine lives in a state of low intensity warfare; Iraq continues to experience a systematic process of devastation that has entered its fifth year...