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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Informal Politics in the Middle East

Informal Politics in the Middle East

Suzi Mirgani (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197604342
eISBN:
9780197632963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The culture of politics within any system of governance is influenced by how state and society interact, and how these relationships are mediated by existing political institutions, whether formal or ... More

Islam and the Arab RevolutionsThe Ulama Between Democracy and Autocracy

Islam and the Arab Revolutions: The Ulama Between Democracy and Autocracy

Usaama Al-Azami

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197613610
eISBN:
9780197650196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197613610.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Arab revolutions of 2011 were a transformative moment in the modern history of the Middle East, as people rose up against long-standing autocrats throughout the region to call for "bread, freedom ... More

Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder

Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder

Jason Pack

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197631317
eISBN:
9780197650257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197631317.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

We no longer live in a world governed by coherent international coordination, a unified NATO bloc, or an American hegemon capable of solving collective action problems. The post-Cold War Order is ... More

Mobility and Forced Displacement in the Middle East

Mobility and Forced Displacement in the Middle East

Zahra Babar (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197531365
eISBN:
9780197554579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531365.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Middle East is currently facing one of its most critical migration challenges, as the region has become the simultaneous producer of and host to the world’s largest population of displaced ... More

The Monstrous & the VulnerableFraming British Jihadi Brides

The Monstrous & the Vulnerable: Framing British Jihadi Brides

Leonie B. Jackson

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197647332
eISBN:
9780197650288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197647332.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In June 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and called for Muslims around the world to migrate there. Over the next five years, around 150 women left the UK to heed ... More

The New Turkey and Its Discontents

The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Simon Waldman and Emre Caliskan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Turkey of today little resembles that of recent decades. Its economy has expanded, new political elites have emerged, and the once powerful Kemalist military is no longer a potent and dominant ... More

No Conquest, No DefeatIran's National Security Strategy

No Conquest, No Defeat: Iran's National Security Strategy

Ariane M. Tabatabai

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197534601
eISBN:
9780197554586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534601.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In early 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran marked its fortieth anniversary, despite decades of isolation, political pressure, sanctions and war. Observers of its security policies continue to try ... More

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