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Current History. 2018; 117803338–343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.803.338
Published: 01 December 2018
...Zahra Ali; Safaa Khalaf The security and military apparatus that was trained, armed, and strengthened in the fight against the Islamic State is now being used to repress political activism against the Iraqi regime. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University...
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Current History. 2018; 117803344–349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.803.344
Published: 01 December 2018
... Syria Iraq Palmyra Mosul Islamic State ISIS UNESCO iconoclasm archaeology looting world heritage sites terrorism 344 Far from being senseless acts perpetrated by barbarous savages, ISIS s heritage destruction has been carefully staged and sends clear and deliberate messages. Following...
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Current History. 2018; 117803359–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.803.359
Published: 01 December 2018
... California Shibley Telhami Donald Trump Middle East foreign policy Islamic State diplomacy unilateralism Jerusalem Palestinians Israel Saudi Arabia Iran nuclear agreement PERSPECTIVE Trump s Reckless Middle East Gambles SHIBLEY TELHAMI 359 In recent decades, the inevitable changes...
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Current History. 2018; 117803363–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.803.363
Published: 01 December 2018
...Alison Pargeter After intervening to help topple an eccentric dictator in 2012, the United States and its allies have stood aside and watched as rival militias tear apart a country lacking civil institutions. The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya , by Frederic Wehrey...
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Current History. 2018; 117799197–199 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.799.197
Published: 01 May 2018
...Scott D. Taylor A new study of Chinese projects in one African nation offers a nuanced picture of a distinct type of state-led foreign investment often caricatured as a rapacious new form of imperialism. The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa , by...
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Current History. 2017; 116788101–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.788.101
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jennifer Fredette Underlying the debate on the state of emergency and terrorism are deep tensions over the place of religion in French public life. Or more specifically, the place of Islam. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History. 2017; 11678610–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.786.10
Published: 01 January 2017
... 2008, Barack Obama held out the prom-ise of a post-post-9/11 foreign policy through which the United States would leave its obsession with terrorism behind and begin to focus on an array of other transnational challenges, such as nuclear proliferation and climate change, that demanded its attention...
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Current History. 2017; 1167863–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.786.3
Published: 01 January 2017
... Boyle Barack Obama United States foreign policy Syria Russia NATO China South China Sea Libya Islamic State al-Qaeda Middle East Iraq drones For most of the Petroleum Age, and even as recently as ten years ago, the politics of en-ergy were largely governed by the assump- tion that...
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Current History. 2017; 11678631–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.786.31
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jocelyne Cesari [The] incorporation of Islam within state institutions nationalized religious authorities and teachings, giving rise to a hegemonic version of the faith. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Jocelyne Cesari Islam...
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Current History. 2016; 115785337–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.785.337
Published: 01 December 2016
... civil war Islamic State Barack Obama Russia Vladimir Putin Bashar al-Assad Turkey Libya Iraq Iran Middle East 337 The single most important external factor in the Syrian war s trajectory was the set of foreign policy beliefs Obama held well before the first shot was fired. The...
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Current History. 2016; 115785360–362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.785.360
Published: 01 December 2016
... of California Dov Waxman Israel democracy intolerance extremism Knesset Palestinians West Bank settlements Jewish state Likud Party Benjamin Netanyahu illiberal PERSPECTIVE Israel has long proudly proclaimed itself to be the sole democracy in the Middle East, and its...
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Current History. 2016; 115783251–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.783.251
Published: 01 October 2016
... The Regents of the University of California Pavel Baev Russia Vladimir Putin military Air Force navy nuclear arsenal foreign policy Ukraine Donbas Crimea Baltic Sea Syria Islamic State NATO Cold War Chechen War Russia s propensity to use military force as an instrument...
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Current History. 2016; 115782226–232 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.782.226
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joshua Kurlantzick Governments in Southeast Asia have adopted policies that are fueling militancy by restricting freedoms and fostering authoritarianism. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Joshua Kurlantzick Islamic State...
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Current History. 2016; 115780136–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.780.136
Published: 01 April 2016
... elections Hamid Karzai Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Barack Obama Pakistan George Bush Taliban Mullah Omar al-Qaeda Islamic State China 136 What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. Afghanistan...
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Current History. 2016; 11577868–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.778.68
Published: 01 February 2016
... Rousseff Luis Inácio Lula da Silva state capitalist system corruption impeachment Workers Party PT President Aécio Neves Social Democratic PSDB Petrobras Eduardo Cunha Chamber Deputies 68 Whichever way the impeachment train rolls, the . . . crisis has opened new fissures in a...
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Current History. 2016; 11577877–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.778.77
Published: 01 February 2016
...Paulo Drinot A new book tries to explain historical variations in the rise of the state in four Latin American countries. The author's inclination to reduce history to data results in much of the story being left out. © 2020 Current History. All rights reserved. 2020 The Regents of the...
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Current History. 2016; 11577736–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.777.36
Published: 01 January 2016
...Joshua Lustig After the Paris massacres, a polemical essay and a novel provide alternative perspectives on the religious and colonial roots of the present state of emergency. Who Is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class , by Emmanuel Todd Polity , 2015 The Meursault...
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Current History. 2015; 114776337–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.776.337
Published: 01 December 2015
... consequences. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California Samer Abboud Syria Free Syrian Army Local Coordination Committees Bashar al-Assad Turkey Islamic State ISIS Lebanon civil war 337 With major regional powers in disagreement...
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Current History. 2015; 114771149–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.771.149
Published: 01 April 2015
...Vazira Zamindar “As we witness growing chauvinism and violence toward minorities in India and Pakistan alike, we must ask what price we are willing to pay for the homogenizing wrath of Partition's nation-states.” Seventh in a series on resurgent nationalism around the world. © 2015 Current...
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Current History. 2015; 11476962–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.769.62
Published: 01 February 2015
... Rousseff have favored a larger state role in the economy, especially where government actions might promote more and bet- ter jobs. They have increased spending on social programs and renewed state planning and finance for infrastructure projects. Cardoso s PSDB is con- sidered a center-right party, since...