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The Alawis of SyriaWar, Faith and Politics in the Levant

The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant

Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190458119
eISBN:
9780190618520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190458119.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Throughout the turbulent history of the Levant the Alawis — a secretive, resilient and ancient Muslim sect — have aroused suspicion and animosity, including accusations of religious heresy. More ... More

Arafat and AbbasPortraits of Leadership in a State Postponed

Arafat and Abbas: Portraits of Leadership in a State Postponed

Menachem Klein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087586
eISBN:
9780190099626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087586.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This landmark volume presents vivid and intimate portraits of Palestinian Presidents Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, revealing the impact these different personalities have had on the struggle for ... More

Armies of ArabiaMilitary Politics and Effectiveness in the Gulf

Armies of Arabia: Military Politics and Effectiveness in the Gulf

Zoltan Barany

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190866204
eISBN:
9780197605554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866204.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In Armies of Arabia—the first book to comprehensively analyze the Gulf monarchies’ militaries—Zoltan Barany explains the conspicuous ineffectiveness of these forces with a combination of ... More

Body CountThe War on Terror and Civilian Deaths in Iraq

Body Count: The War on Terror and Civilian Deaths in Iraq

Lily Hamourtziadou

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529206722
eISBN:
9781529206746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206722.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The need to secure civilians and their fundamental rights has led to the moral imperative to track, record and memorialise the killing and the suffering of those who find themselves in the midst of ... More

Bullets and BulletinsMedia and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Bullets and Bulletins: Media and Politics in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings

Mohamed Zayani and Suzi Mirgani (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491550
eISBN:
9780190638597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Bullets and Bulletins takes a sobering and holistic look at the intersections between media and politics before, during, and in the wake of the Arab uprisings. It is a multi-disciplinary approach to ... More

Changing QatarCulture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Changing Qatar: Culture, Citizenship, and Rapid Modernization

Geoff Harkness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479889075
eISBN:
9781479809547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889075.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world—and one of the fastest growing. Its current population is five times larger than it was in 2000. Photos of the Arabian Gulf micronation from the 1980s ... More

The Changing Security Dynamics  of the Persian Gulf

The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The contradictory trends of the ‘post-Arab Spring’ landscape form both the backdrop to, and the focus of, this volume on the changing security dynamics of the Persian Gulf, defined as the six GCC ... More

Cold War in the Islamic WorldSaudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Dilip Hiro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

For four decades Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, ... More

Coming of Age in IranPoverty and the Struggle for Dignity

Coming of Age in Iran: Poverty and the Struggle for Dignity

Manata Hashemi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479876334
eISBN:
9781479806867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The subject of intense media scrutiny, young men and women in the Islamic Republic of Iran have long been characterized as walking rebels—a frustrated, alienated generation devoid of hope and prone ... More

Digital Middle EastState and Society in the Information Age

Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age

Mohamed Zayani (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190859329
eISBN:
9780190942977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859329.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In recent years, the Middle East’s information and communications landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by ... More

Digital Resistance in the Middle EastNew Media Activism in Everyday Life

Digital Resistance in the Middle East: New Media Activism in Everyday Life

Deborah L. Wheeler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422550
eISBN:
9781474435048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book argues that Internet diffusion and use in the Middle East enables meaningful micro-changes in citizens’ lives, even in states where no Arab Spring revolution occurred. Using ethnographic ... More

Doves Among HawksStruggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Doves Among Hawks: Struggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Samy Cohen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947903
eISBN:
9780190077907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

What has become of Israel's peace movement? In the early 1980s, it was a major political force, bringing hundreds of thousands onto the streets; but since then, its importance has declined amid ... More

The Egyptian DreamEgyptian National Identity and Uprisings

The Egyptian Dream: Egyptian National Identity and Uprisings

Noha Mellor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474403191
eISBN:
9781474418836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403191.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The story of Egyptian identity from the beginning of the 20th century is one constructed by statesmen, intellectuals and Islamic thinkers. This book argues that the current fragmentation of Egypt's ... More

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Harry Verhoeven (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the ... More

Fraternal EnemiesIsrael and the Gulf Monarchies

Fraternal Enemies: Israel and the Gulf Monarchies

Clive Jones and Yoel Guzansky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197521878
eISBN:
9780197536131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197521878.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Relations between Israel and the Gulf states are not anything new. In the immediate aftermath of the 1993 Oslo Accords, both Qatar and Oman established low-level yet open diplomatic ties with Israel. ... More

From Resilience to RevolutionHow Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Sean Yom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Based on comparative historical analyses of Iran, Jordan, and Kuwait, Sean L. Yom examines the foreign interventions, coalitional choices, and state outcomes that made the political regimes of the ... More

From Sheikhs to SultanismStatecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

From Sheikhs to Sultanism: Statecraft and Authority in Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Christopher M. Davidson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197586488
eISBN:
9780197610862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197586488.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Muhammad bin Salman Al-Saud and Muhammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the respective princely strongmen of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have torn up the old rules. They have spurred game-changing economic ... More

Gateways to the WorldPort Cities in the Persian Gulf

Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Glittering skylines, high urbanization rates, and massive development projects have been common characteristics of the cities in the Persian Gulf. In order to understand the city as a cultural and ... More

Haunted PresentsEuropeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of 
       Histories

Haunted Presents: Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of Histories

Amikam Nachmani

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993078
eISBN:
9781526128560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993078.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Relationships between Europe and its Muslim minorities constitute an extensive focus for discussion both within and outside the Continent. Europe’s readiness to coexist with its Muslim communities, ... More

HezbollahMobilization and Power

Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power

Aurélie Daher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190495893
eISBN:
9780190943004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Almost thirty years after its foundation, Lebanese Hezbollah is an organization that remains difficult to understand. What exactly is Hezbollah? An Islamist terrorist group dedicated to destroying ... More

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