Fifth Annual ASMEA Conference Papers

History and the “New” Middle East and Africa

October 11-13, 2012 |Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Washington, D.C.

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List of Papers:

  • Misdirected Agricultural Strategy in Uganda
  • The Obstacles and Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Madagascar (1992-2009)
  • Plagues and Pestilences in Samburuland, c. 1869 – c. 1893
  • Economic Emancipation and Family Formation: “Modern Marriage” as the Pathway from Poverty in Nationalist-Era Cameroon, 1950-1965
  • Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Misadventure of French Engineers in Egypt with Napoleon Bonaparte’s Army
  • Rashid Twists the Lion’s Tail, The British Disaster at Rosetta
  • Oriental Illusions: Response of the Muslim Population to Bonaparte’s Expedition in Egypt and Syria, 1798-1799
  • Israel’s Secret Weapon of Optimism: Is it Still There?
  • Gilad Shalit from the Palestinian Strategic Perspective
  • The Jewish Extremist Threat to Israeli Security and the Effectiveness of the Government’s Response Measures
  • Redefining the Post-Nation-State Emergence Phase in the Middle East in Light of the “Arab Spring”
  • Horns of a Human Capital Dilemma: How Investment in Human Capital Led to the Arab Spring
  • Demographics, Economics, and Technology: Backgrounds to the North African Revolutions
  • Gaddafi’s Downfall and its Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Cyberspace Improvised Explosive Device and the Failed State Catapult
  • Why Are Consensus Views So Often Wrong in Regional Security Studies?
  • Sufi or Salafi: Concept of the Sacred? Treatment of Sahelian Saints’ Tombs as Idiom of a Deeper Debate
  • In and Out of North Africa: Jewish Women’s Identity in French Film
  • Jewish-Arab Relations through the Lense of Israeli Cinema, Then and Now
  • Optimistic Peace Prospects: Jews and Muslims in Recent French Cinema
  • Contemporary Middle Eastern Harshness in the Application of Death Penalty: Why is Israel the Only Abolitionist?
  • Oslo +20: Reassessing the Role of Confidence Building Measures
  • Camp David 2012: Analysis of a Failure Foretold
  • How Israel Returned to Africa: An Update
  • The International Laws of Terrorism and the Arab States
  • Iranian Terrorism and Sovereign Immunity
  • Iran’s Ayatollahs and International Law
  • The Legal Status of Settlements: Western Sahara, Cyprus, and the West Bank
  • Two Years Later: Realities of the Arab Spring
  • Jihad or Qatal? Examining Al Qaeda’s Modus Operandi
  • The Shari’a of Lawful Military Jihad: Sayyid Imam, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the Dispute over the Islamic Legality of 9/11
  • Possibility of Applying the Autopoiesis Theory to the Sharī’a and Qānūn in Egypt as a Plurality of Legal Systems and its Alternative
  • The Political Theory of the Kitab al-Kharaj: Defining the Mainstream of Islamic Political Thought
  • The Babak Khorramdin Organization: The Messenger of the New Iranian Nationality?
  • Heroism in the Islamic Revolution of Iran: A Philological Query
  • History for a Purpose: An Analysis of ‘Saddam’s Qadisiyyah’
  • Defying Conventional Wisdom: Iraq as a Case Study of Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Some Methodical Considerations for the Study of the Historic and Currents Encounters between Eastern Christians and Muslim Communities
  • The Arabic Karšuni: an Attempt to Preserve the Maronite Identity in Aleppo, Syria
  • Muslim Conversions to Christianity in the Islamic World, 700-1000 AD
  • The Status of Monks in Egypt under Early Mamlūk Rule: The Case of Ibn Taymiyya
  • The Genesis of the Modern Eritrean Struggle (1942-1961)
  • The Influence of British Propaganda on the Palestinian Problem on Northern Nigerian Muslims, 1915-1948
  • South Sudan: Assessing Initial Conditions and Growth Prospects
  • The Interrogation and Trial of General China
  • Bahraini Revolution in the Eyes of the Expatriate Community: The Mixed Experience
  • Iran’s Nuclear Program and Russian Relations with the U.S.: Hopes and Concerns
  • Russia and the Persian Gulf: Trade, Energy, and Interdependence
  • Western Influence on Arab Militaries: Pounding Square Pegs into Round Holes
  • Indian Morale in the Mesopotamia Campaign, 1914-1917
  • U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence in Desert Shield/ Desert Storm, 1990-1991
  • Submarine Warfare and Anti-submarine Warfare in the Persian Gulf Region in World War II
  • A New Nation and Western Labor: Ghana and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in the 1950s
  • The Politics of Corruption in Nigeria: The Role of Civil Society Organizations and the Media
  • Kenizé Mourad and Early Middle Eastern Feminism
  • Fissures of Trespass in the Midst of National Disenchantments
  • Transcending Conventional Alignments and Oppositional Systems: Leila Abouzeid and Houria Boussejra
  • National Disenchantment in Hédi Béji: Perspectives on Women, Nation, and Baudrillard’s Simulacra
  • Turkey under a Decade of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) Rule: The Question of Democracy and Secularism
  • Can Turkey and the US Develop Substantial Cooperation in the Middle East?
  • Contribution of the Middle East to European Architecture
  • The Conscript: An Early Indigenous-African Novel about Libyans, Eritreans, and Italians in a Colonial War Zone
  • The Alternative to the Regime as Reflected in Iraqi Communist Literature
  • Faith, Politics, and Design: Examining the Nigerian National Mosque and the National Christian Centre in Abuja
  • Globalization and State Formation in the “New” Middle East: Comparing the UAE and Jordan
  • Women Participating in the Public Sphere in Tunisia: From Early Voluntary Associations to the Social Networking Media of the Arab Spring
  • Democratization is Not the Answer; Mixed Constitutional Government is – America’s Mideast Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring
  • The Vatican and Islam: Cooperation, Détente or Back to the Future
  • Secularization and the Politics of Land Administration: the Case of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, from the Ottoman Times to the British Mandate
  • Muhammad and the Jews According to Ibn Ishaq
  • Civil-Military Efforts in Counterinsurgency: Have the Lessons of Vietnam Been Followed?
  • Implications of Wartime Resource Capture and Postwar Corruption in South Sudan
  • Indigenous Combat Forces in the Middle East and Africa: A Historical Perspective on a Current Reality
  • The Transformation of Iraqi National Identity, Social, and Political Structure between 1991 and 2003
  • Looking at Alawites
  • The Arab Autumn of Salt: The Arab Spring and the Crisis of Transnational Islamic Identity
  • Imazighen Security: Why Does Identity Matter in North Africa?
  • Democratization in Contemporary Francophone Africa: Causes and Costs of Conflicts in the 1998 and 2005 Presidential Elections in Togo
  • Somalia’s “Pirate Cycle”: The Three Phases of Somali Piracy
  • The Politics of Transparency and the Ethics of Open Sources: Digital Mapping in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements
  • Water Scarcity: A Future Source of Armed Conflict between Jordan and Israel
  • To Build and Be Built: Strategic Culture and the Genesis of the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories
  • War and Memory in Iran: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Representations of the Iran-Iraq War
  • Upgraded Authoritarianism or Emerging Democracy? What the Legitimization Strategies of Yemen’s Old Regime Mean for its New Government
  • Between Scylla and Charybdis: Understanding the Dynamics of Lebanon’s Foreign Policy – The Cairo Agreement
  • Qajar Foreign Policy and the Anglo-Persian War of 1856-57
  • Historical Parallels in Responding to Power Preponderance: Gulf States and Saudi Arabia
  • South Sudan: Assessing Initial Conditions and Growth Prospects