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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 342–347.
Published: 01 December 2017
... foreign policy Saudi Arabia Gulf Cooperation Council Al Jazeera Bahrain Kuwait Oman United Arab Emirates UAE Iran Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Muhammad bin Salman Thani 342 Years of anger at Doha s brash regional policies may have made the opportunity to put Qatar back in its place...
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Current History (2015) 114 (776): 331–336.
Published: 01 December 2015
... rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California Marc Lynch Arab Spring public sphere Egypt Tahrir Square Al Jazeera Qatar Kuwait Tunisia Libya Hosni Mubarak Mohamed Morsi Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Muslim Brotherhood satellite television Internet social...
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Current History (2014) 113 (767): 339–343.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Fawaz Gerges jihadism middle east ISIS ISIL IS Islamic State caliph caliphate Islamism islamist fundamentalism fundamentalist terrorist root orgin sectarian co-opt sharia execution al-Baghdadi near east Al Qaeda AQI Qutb jihad jihadist Syria Iraq Kurds Kurd Kurdish...
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Current History (2014) 113 (763): 185–191.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 2014, ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of the year. The second troublesome excluded constituen- cy comprised the Salafists, notably those belong- ing to the militant movement Ansar al-Shariah. Created in the aftermath of the uprisings in the spring of 2011, Ansar al-Shariah...
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Current History (2014) 112 (751): 137–143.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Current History. All rights reserved. 2014 The Regents of the University of California Michael Boyle drone UAV unmanned aerial vehicle effectiveness civilian casualty casualties Afghanistan Pakistan Al Qaeda tactic strategy tactical strategic Obama administration policy strike...
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Current History (2014) 112 (751): 165–166.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Washington self-delusion hamid gul DIA Al Qaeda Taliban counterparts Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Few of America s bilateral ties have been as fraught as those with Pakistan. Since 1958, when the two countries forged a military pact, the relationship has been based on dubious premises, false...
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Current History (2014) 113 (759): 40–42.
Published: 01 January 2014
... destruction Al Qaeda 40 [T]errorism seems to grow when states are strong enough to exert repression that creates grievances, but not strong enough to eradicate opposition. The Long View of Terrorism MArthA crenShAw Terrorism, a form of violence that deliber-ately rather than inadvertently targets civil...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 152–154.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Regents of the University of California 152 PERSPECTIVE When the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to oust the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime that had offered haven to Al Qaeda, the war began with a strong mantra, expressed by then Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 155–157.
Published: 01 April 2013
... War , Edited by Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla . Georgetown University Press , 2012 . © 2013 Current History. All rights reserved. 2013 The Regents of the University of California William Finan Afghanistan Al Qaeda Taliban Barack Obama book review Barnett Rubin Fred...
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Current History (2012) 111 (748): 305–309.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stephen Kinzer A dose of humility might lead Americans to realize that military intervention always produces unforeseen consequences. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California Stephen Kinzer Libya Mali intervention Al Qaeda Muammar...
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Current History (2012) 111 (745): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Ken Menkhaus While transitional politics and the war against Al Shabab are dominating headlines, … a combination of intense pressures is making subsistence livelihoods less and less viable and producing massive, irreversible migrations with enormous long-term implications for Somalia and Kenya...
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Current History (2012) 111 (745): 198.
Published: 01 May 2012
... History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California William Finan Jay Bahadur Somalia piracy Al Shabab Gulf Aden naval 198 BookS In the first season of the HBO television series The Wire, the storyline is the battle between lo-cal law enforcement in Baltimore...
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Current History (2012) 111 (744): 141–147.
Published: 01 April 2012
... United States. And after a decade of rising temperatures in Afghanistan, it looks as though Pakistan has al- lowed the water to boil over with grievous con- sequences for the relationship between Washing- ton and Islamabad. Indeed, as American forces begin to trickle out of Afghanistan, and as Pakistan...
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Current History (2011) 110 (740): 358–363.
Published: 01 December 2011
...- dent in the revolts. Demonstrations began after Friday prayers at mosques. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) played a prominent role in the protests, as did Al Nahda activists in Tunisia. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) was closely involved in Tripoli s liberation. Today, the coin has been...
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Current History (2011) 110 (740): 364–369.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Middle East United States Britain development Muslim Brotherhood social media Iran Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda 364 The contagion effect created by the regime changes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya suggests a significant degree of imagined community among Arabs everywhere. The Middle East in Flux...
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Current History (2011) 110 (740): 372.
Published: 01 December 2011
... , 2011 . © 2011 Current History. All rights reserved. 2011 The Regents of the University of California Robin Wright Rock the Casbah jihad Al Qaeda Arab Spring 372 BOOKS As the Arab Spring drifts toward winter, a small number of books has appeared that attempt to explain the...
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Current History (2011) 110 (735): 150–155.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Gary M. Bowman In an apparent effort to box President Obama into a long-term commitment to the war, the generals oversold the troop surge's potential.… Gary Bowman Afghanistan United States Barack Obama George Bush US Central Command Al Qaeda Victor Renuart Tommy Franks Hamid...
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Current History (2010) 109 (726): 138–143.
Published: 01 April 2010
... war China Central Treaty Organization Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Al Qaeda 138 The sense of being used, abused, and discarded now constitutes a central theme in Pakistan s ties to America. . . . How a Botched US Alliance Fed Pakistan s Crisis STephen p. Cohen Pakistan is...
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Current History (2009) 108 (722): 395–401.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Anoushiravan Ehteshami Iran's rise has alarmed Israel, Turkey, and the core Arab states in equal measure, encouraging a … reworking of the regional balance of power. © 2009 Current History. All rights reserved. 2009 The Regents of the University of California Middle East Iraq Iran Al...
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Current History (2009) 108 (722): 402–409.
Published: 01 December 2009
... United States Hamas Hezbollah Muslims Al Qaeda sharia Barack Obama engagement 402 It is imperative for the United States to engage mainstream Islamic political par- ties that are committed to gradual change through the ballot box. Moderates Redefined: How To Deal with Political Islam...