Archives for 2014

Journal of the Middle East and Africa Vol 5, Issue 3

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 5, Issue 3 (September-December 2014): Articles Lebanese Leaders: Are They a Factor of Political Change? (Marwan G. Rowayheb) Redefining the Post-Nation-State Emergence Phase in the Middle East in the Light of the “Arab Spring” (Alexander Bligh) Haj Amin al-Husseini: Herald of Religious Anti-Judaism in the Co...    read more 

The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire Against the Emperor of Ethiopia

The Siege of Magdala: The British Empire Against the Emperor of Ethiopia By Volker Matthies, translated by Steven Rendall (Princeton, NJ: Wiener Publishers, 2012) pp. 209 Reviewed by Dr. Wyndham E. Whynot, Professor of History, Livingstone College A major power’s diplomats and other personnel taken hostage by a developing nation; a series of unsuccessful n...    read more 

Putin’s New Order in the Middle East

Putin’s New Order in the Middle East by Talal Nizameddin (London: C. Hurst & Co. Ltd., 2013) pp. 358 Reviewed By Moritz Pieper, PhD Researcher, University of Kent at Brussels At a time when Western observers and practitioners of international and Middle Eastern politics struggle to find solutions to the raging Syrian civil war, it [&hellip...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa Vol 5, Issue 2

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 5, Issue 2 (May-August 2014): Articles U.S. Foreign Policy towards North Africa during the Cold War: From Eisenhower to Kennedy (1953-1963) (Mohieddine Hadhri) Globalization Processes and Christians in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis (Sotirios Roussos) Intermediarized Security Governance and the ‘S...    read more 

Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions

Conflict Analysis: Understanding Causes, Unlocking Solutions by Matthew Levinger (Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace), 265 pp. Reviewed by Benjamin Arah, Associate Professor of Government & Philosophy, Department of History & Government, Bowie State University Conflict Analysis, by Levinger (2013), is an extraordinary and comprehensiv...    read more 

Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America

Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America By Ilan Berman (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2013) 256 pp Reviewed by Dr. Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Washington Institute for Near East Policy With the world focused on Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, pundits are debating what Mo...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa Vol 5, Issue 1

Below is a full table of contents for Volume 5, Issue 1: Articles Russian-Syrian Dialogue: Myths and Realities (Nikolay Kozhanov) Ethiopia’s Hegemony in the Horn of Africa: Internal Tensions and External Challenges Before and After Meles Zenawi (Jan Záhořík) An Examination of the Modern Discourse on Maqāid al-Sharī‘a (Yasir S. Ibrahim) The Battl...    read more 

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction By Amanda H. Podany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) pp. 168 Reviewed by Dr. Wyndham E. Whynot, Professor of History, Livingstone College The knowledge many people have of the Ancient Near East comes either from a high school history course, their World History 1 class in [&hellip...    read more 

Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual

Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual by James Toth (Oxford University Press, 2013) pp. 392 Reviewed by Rev. Dr. D. Antoine Sutton, Semitica Language Academy James Toth has written an admirable book, filled with architectonic ideology. It is a 382 page tome of a specific kind: judicious and fair in [&hellip...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa Vol 4, Issue 3

Below is a full table of contents for Volume 4, Issue 3: Articles Iraq in the Social Sciences: Testing the Limits of Research (Ariel I. Ahram) Piracy and Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Trends, Concerns, and Propositions (Freedom C. Onuoha) Where Have All the Craftsmen Gone? The Internationalization of the Yemeni Economy and [&hellip...    read more