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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2022) 15 (1): 40–57.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Hocine Laarid For China, the Middle East is a large geostrategic region that contributes to determining policies, and therefore the Chinese have always aimed to “step” into this arena and advance their agenda. Even though they are seeking a strategic location on the Mediterranean coast, Beijing’s...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 70–87.
Published: 10 December 2020
...Shirzad Azad In spite of the fact that the linchpin of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) politico-strategic objectives rests on keeping close connections to a small number of countries in the West and the Middle East, the Emiratis have in recent years strived to forge a somewhat multifaceted...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 108–137.
Published: 10 December 2020
...Ahmed M. Abozaid Since the outbreak of the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, the regional system in the Middle East, as well as in the sub-regional system of the Arabian Gulf, has been in flux. Under these new circumstances, the order of the status quo has started to unravel, and a new order is being...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 139–150.
Published: 02 June 2019
...Shirzad Azad The port city of Hong Kong has played a very crucial role in facilitating a whole host of commercial and financial interactions between East Asia and the greater Middle East region over the past several decades. Even after the strategic city became an integral part of China in 1997...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 7–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Madawi Al-Rasheed This keynote speech addresses the context of producing knowledge about the Middle East and the problematic nature of this production especially at times of crisis. In order to evaluate this knowledge, we must consider the current context in which Middle East countries are engulfed...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (1-2): 257–278.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Shirzad Azad In spite of her troubled presidency at home and premature, ignominious exit from power, Park Geun-hye made serious attempts to bolster the main direction of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) foreign policy toward the Middle East. A collaborative drive for accomplishing a new momentous boom...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (4): 505–522.
Published: 01 October 2015
... in the Arab region. Pragmatism of politically active religious factions increases their impact on perception of the ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’. * Email: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2015 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2015 European Union Middle East Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) European...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (1): 96–108.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Dawliya (The International Politics Journal), no. 198, October 2014, pp. 42–48, www.siyassa.org.eg ** Email: email@example.com © 2014 The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2014 Arab regional system Sykes–Picot Agreement ISIS Arab League Middle East OPINION The Arab regional...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2014) 7 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Alaa Abd el-Hafeez Muhammad Chinese foreign policy towards the Middle East is undergoing geopolitical and geostrategic transformation. In spite of the fact that there are constant determinants in China's policy toward the Middle East and its major issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, new rules...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (4): 552–566.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Shirzad Azad This paper probes major directions in South Korea's Middle East foreign policy under the presidency of Lee Myung-bak, during a turbulent transitional period in the region. These include serious attempts to forge multifaceted and long-lasting connections with members of the Gulf...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 458–466.
Published: 01 July 2013
... at the Middle Eastern end of it are the strategic chokepoints of the Bab al-Mandab and the Strait of Hormuz, and at the Asian end the Strait of Malacca. However, while the Middle East and Asia are ever more interconnected across this third-largest ocean (and also along the reviving terrestrial ‘Silk Road...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (2): 189–197.
Published: 01 April 2013
... The Centre for Arab Unity Studies 2013 US foreign policy Islamists Arab Spring Middle East What changes have taken place in US foreign policy towards Islamists? Fawaz A. Gerges* Department of International Relations, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK American foreign policy does...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2011) 4 (3): 341–359.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Alejandra Galindo Marines Mexico's foreign policy towards the Middle East can be characterized in general terms as exhibiting a lack of interest towards the region. Here it is argued that this state of affairs has persisted not only because of the weight of its relationship to the United States...
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2010) 3 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ghassan Salamé This article is the text of an address given by Ghassan Salamé at the ‘Oil and Money’ Conference convened in London, UK, on 21 October 2009. In it, the author deals with what the ambiguous, amorphous, elastic and politically expedient term ‘Middle East’ has connoted historically...