Archives for 2018

Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Female Islamic Radicals

Invisible Martyrs: Inside the Secret World of Female Islamic Radicals By Farhana Qazi. (Oakland, CA: Berrett – Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2018) 188 pp. Reviewed by David Firester, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, The Graduate Center (City University of New York) Farhana Qazi investigates females who commit violent acts in the name of what she steadfast...    read more 

Jewish Christianity and the Origins of Islam

ASMEA Member Prof. Francisco del Rio Sanchez of the University of Barcelona is the editor of the book titled, “Jewish Christianity and the Origins of Islam.” The book includes a series of research papers first presented at the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference held in Washington, D.C. October 29 – 31, 2015.  Contrib...    read more 

SPECIAL ISSUE: Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 9, Issue 3

Special Issue: Commemorating the Life and Work of Professor Bernard Lewis Below is the full table of contents for Volume 9, Issue 3 (July – September 2018): Articles The Three Wars of Bernard Lewis (Martin Kramer) The Orientalism Debate: On recognizing the Otherness of the Other (Asher Susser) The Dawn of Arab Printing: A view [&hellip...    read more 

Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

Transitional Justice in the Middle East and North Africa By Chandra Sriram (Editor) (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017) 321 pp. Reviewed by: Elham Kazemi, PhD student of Political Science, University of California, Irvine The uprisings known as the “Arab Spring” started in Tunisia in December 2010 and soon engulfed the whole Middle East [&helli...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 9, Issue 2

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 9, Issue 2 (April – June 2018): Articles The 1975 Congressional Feasibility Study on “Oil Fields as Military Objectives”: U.S.–Saudi Arabian relations and the repercussions of the 1973 Oil Crisis (Samuel E. Willner) Privatized Commemoration, Political Polarization, and the Cult of Atatürk since the Mid-...    read more 

Political Islam in Tunisia the History of Ennahda

Political Islam in Tunisia the History of Ennahda by Anne Wolf (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017) 269 pp. Reviewed by Salih Yasun, PhD student at the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Anne Wolf’s “Political Islam in Tunisia” discusses the historical evolution of political Islam in Tunisia through an intersecting paradigm ...    read more 

Why Europe Intervenes in Africa: Security, Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism

Why Europe Intervenes in Africa: Security, Prestige and the Legacy of Colonialism  By Catherine Gegout (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 400pp. Reviewed by: Paul Chiudza Banda, Ph.D. Candidate in History, West Virginia University Catherine Gegout highlights the various forms of European intervention in African affairs since the end of the Cold Wa...    read more 

Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Volume 9, Issue 1

Below is the full table of contents for Volume 9, Issue 1 (January – March 2018): Articles Struggles of Land, Language, and Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The case of the Hlubi (Jochen S. Arndt) Democratization and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa (Jenna Blankenship & Paul Kubicek) Tents, Palaces, and “Imperial Souvenirs”: ...    read more 

The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know

The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know by James L. Gelvin (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018) 191 pp. Reviewed by Berkay Gülen, PhD Candidate in International Studies, University of Washington   James L. Gelvin’s The New Middle East, a part of ‘What Everyone Needs to Know’ series of the Oxford University Press, [&hellip...    read more 

The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973: The USSR’s Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict  

The Soviet-Israeli War 1967-1973: The USSR’s Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict   By Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez   (Oxford University Press, 2017.)  506 pp.    Reviewed by Prof. David A. Meier,  Dickinson State University Ginor and Remez drew positive acclaim for their book Foxbats Over Dimona...    read more