Journal of the Middle East and Africa

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Volume 14, Issue 4 (October - December 2023)

Technological Capability, Inclusive Growth and Structural Transformation in Africa
(Steve Onyeiwu & Evans Osabuohien)

Turkish-Israeli Relations between 2002 and 2020: The Impact of Nonstate Actors on the Bilateral Ties
(Banu Eligür)

When Legal Conservatism Renders Salafi-Jihadis Lenient: The Intra-Salafi Debate about Being a Naturalized Citizen of an Infidel Country
(Eli Alshech)

After Israel’s Nationality Law of 2018: Is the “Blood Covenant” Broken for the Druze?
(William F. S. Miles)

Book Review
Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment
by Neil Rogachevsky and Dov Zigler
(Donna Robinson Divine)

Volume 14, Issue 3 (July - September 2023)

The Summer of Living Dangerously: Robert C. McFarlane and the Breakdown of Reagan’s Lebanon Policy
(Hicham Bou Nassif)

Anfal and Halabja Genocide: Lessons Not Learned
(Ofra Bengio)

Empty Threats and Aid Weaponization: Understanding the International Response to Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis
(Michael Makara)

What Explains Voter Preferences in Transitional Tunisia? The Role of Particularistic Benefits
(Lindsay J. Benstead)

Book Reviews
The Country That Does Not Exist: A History of Somaliland
by Gérard Prunier
(Christopher Anzalone)

International Law and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
by Robbie Sabel
(Robert P. Barnidge Jr.)

Volume 14, Issue 2 (April - June 2023)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Between Nationalism and Religion
(Shaul Bartal)

“Patience and Persistence”: Ambiguous Turkish–Israeli Relations in the 1960s
(Efrat Aviv)

A Theory of Professional Interest Groups in Nigerian Politics
(Oliver McPherson-Smith)

“God’s Righteous Allies” or “Apostate Unbelievers”: The Taliban in the Eyes of the Jihādīs
(Cole M. Bunzel)

Was the 1982 Lebanon War a Deviation from Israeli Security Doctrine?
(Dan Naor & Eyal Lewin)

Book Review
Foreign Policy of Iran under President Hassan Rouhani’s First Term (2013–2017)
edited by Luciano Zaccara
(Bashir Tofangsazi)

Volume 14, Issue 1 (January - March 2023)

Article Commentary
The State of Middle Eastern Studies, Revisited
(Martin Kramer)

Review Article
Islam and Islamism
(Joseph S. Spoerl)

The Civilians’ Dilemma: How Religious and Ethnic Minorities Survived the Islamic State Occupation of Northern Iraq
(Austin J. Knuppe)

Democratic Culture Theory in Tunisia
(Hannah M. Ridge)

The Recognition of the Vlachs as a Millet in the Ottoman Empire, 1905
(Elçin Macar)

Book Review
Israel’s Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945–1949
by Jeffrey Herf
(George L. Simpson Jr.) 

Volume 13, Issue 4 (October - December 2022)

Illiberal Democrats in Egypt
(Hanna M. Ridge)

The “Proxy Wars” Strategy in Iranian Regional Foreign Policy
(Ronen A. Cohen & Gadi P. Shamci)

Police Officer Experiences with Community Policing and Views on Counterterrorism in Somalia
(Daisy Muibu)

Memories of the Morisco Expulsion in the Writings of Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Rafīʿ
(Andrew Russo)

Culture-Bound Psychopathology or Supernatural Reality? A West African Case Study of Psychotherapeutic Strategies for Improving the Welfare of Patients in Spiritual Crisis
(Nathan P. Devir & Chantal Gahou)

Book Review
When Magic Failed: A Memoir of a Lebanese Childhood, Caught Between East and West, by Fouad Ajami
(Franck Salameh)

Volume 13, Issue 3 (July - September 2022)

To Whom Are Traditional Leaders Accountable after the Rise of Competitive Challenges? Evidence from Central Malawi
(SangEun Kim)

Boko Haram’s Beginnings: Guantánamo Detainee Assessment Revelations on Diaspora Nigerian Jihadists in Saudi Arabia
(Jacob Zenn)

Post-Islamism in Morocco and the Politics of Sharīʿa: Al-Raysuni’s Utilitarianism and el-Othmani’s Silent Secularity
(Mustapha Tajdin)

Speaking Truth to Power in a Dictatorship: Secular Ideology versus Islamic Realpolitik—A Fierce Dispute in Ṣaddām’s Iraq
(Amatzia Baram & Ban al-Maliki)

The Ecumenical Patriarchate as a Global Actor: Between the End of the Cold War and the Ukrainian Ecclesiastical Crisis
(Ioannis N. Grigoriadis)

Book Review
War and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, by Ariel I. Ahram
(Luba Levin-Banchik)

Special Issue: From Instability to Stability: 100 Years of the Hashemite Regime in Jordan
Volume 13, Issue 2 (April - June 2022)

The Role of Arab Nationalists in the Establishment of the Emirate of Trans-Jordan, 1921–1924
(Ronen Yitzhak)

The Role of External Factors in Regime Stability and Resilience-Building in the Multipolar Middle Eastern Region: The Experience of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
(László Csicsmann)

Playing Host Since 1948: Jordan’s Refugee Policies and Faith-Based Charity
(Stacey Gutkowski)

Barricade the King’s Highway! Deteriorating Core-Periphery Relations, Mobilization, and Repression in Jordan’s Hinterland
(Daniel P. Brown)

Against the Odds: A Century of Jordanian Economic Survival
(Onn Winckler)

Literary Writing in the Emirate of Trans-Jordan During the Reign of Abdullah I (1921–1951)
(Dorit Gottesfeld)

Volume 13, Issue 1 (January - March 2022)

“Don’t Call Us Kushim”: Racialized Experiences and Political Activism Among African Students in Israel in the 1960s
(Asher Lubotzky)

“Change within Continuity”: Sacred and Holy Spaces and Socialization in Bocha, Zimbabwe, ca. 1910–1960s
(Aldrin Tinashe Magaya)

Brave New World Order: The Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq and the Rise of Iraqi Shī‘ī Identity Politics
(Joseph E. Kotinsly)

Bureaucrat-Local Politician Relations and Hierarchical Local Governance in Emerging Democracies: A Case Study of Tunisia
(Salih Yasun)

Militarized Policing in the Middle East and North Africa
(Erica De Bruin & Zachary Karabatak)

Book Review
The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel, by Emmanuel Navon
(Gerald M. Steinberg)

Volume 12, Issue 4 (October - December 2021)

Nigeria and the Muslim Middle East: Historical, Political, Economic, and Cultural Ties
(Michael B. Bishku)

Two Classes of “Marriage”: Race and Sexual Slavery in Al-Shabaab-Controlled Somalia
(Lindsay J. Benstead & Daniel Van Lehman)

Rashīd Riḍā, Jews, and Zionism
(Eliezer Tauber)

Innovation in Religious Tradition: From the Blessed Birth to the Mevlid-i Nebi, 1989-2019
(Hakkı Gürkaş)

One Size Fits All: The Origins of Mixed Governance in Namibia
(Vladimir Chlouba)

Book Review
Not in Kansas Anymore: Academic Freedom in Palestinian Universities, by Cary Nelson
(Donna Robinson Divine)

Special Issue on Somalia: Exploring Insurgency, Governance and Development

Volume 12, Issue 3 (July - September 2021)

Police Militarization and Public Perceptions: Exploring Residents’ Attitudes in Kismaayo, Somalia
(Daisy Muibu)

A Quick Guide to Somalia in 2026: Business as Usual
(Alice Hills)

Between Ransom and Release: Exploring Caringscapes of Ransom Kidnappings by Somali Pirates
(Brittany V. Gilmer & Joshua Wakeham)

Al-Shabaab’s Assassinations: Investigating the Uniqueness of Al-Shabaab’s Assassinations via Suicide Bombing
(Ellen Chapin, Stephanie Lizzo & Jason Warner)

Framing Insurgency and the Rebel Proto-State: Al-Shabaab’s Media and Information Operations
(Christopher Anzalone)

Volume 12, Issue 2 (April - June 2021)

The Historical Roles of Jihād in Sunnī-Shīʿī Relations
(Devin J. Stewart)

The British Low-Profile Policy and Its Failure in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1964–1967
(Moshe Gat)

The Fascination of the Turkish Left with Palestine: “The Dream of Palestine”
(Umut Uzer)

Better Off Alone: Somaliland, Institutional Legacy, and Prosperity
(Oliver McPherson-Smith)

The Implausible Persistence of Pastoralism: Samburu Transhumance from Their Nineteenth-Century Origins Through the Period of Colonial Rule
(George L. Simpson Jr. & Peter Waweru)

Book Review
Complex Effects of International Relations: Intended and Unintended Consequences of Human Actions in Middle East Conflicts, by Ofer Israeli
(Joseph S. Spoerl)

Volume 12, Issue 1 (January - March 2021)

Fred Donner and Tilman Nagel on Muslims and Believers
(Joseph Spoerl)

Transnational Ethnic Channels as Factors of Contagion, Internationalization, and the “Proxyfication” of Internal Conflicts: The Contrasting Cases of Amazighs and Kurds
(Denis S. Golubev)

The First Oil Shock? Nixon, Congress, and the 1973 Petroleum Crisis
(Jordan Cohen)

The Death of Colonel ʿAdnān al-Mālkī in 1955 and the Intra-Sunni Balance of Power in Syria
(Joel D. Parker)

Christian (Second-Order) Minorities and the Struggle for the Homeland: The Assyrian Democratic Movement in Iraq and the Nineveh Plains Protection Units
(Gregory J. Kruczek)

Book Review
How to Prevent Coups d’État: Counterbalancing and Regime Survival, by Erica De Bruin
(Ricardo A. Crespo)

Volume 11, Issue 4 (October - December 2020)

The 1964 Expulsion of Greek Citizens from Turkey: Economic and Demographic Turkification Under Ethnocultural Nationalism
(Banu Eligür)

Policy Transfer, External Actors and Policy Conditionality: Public Financial Management Reform in Turkey
(Dimitris Tsarouhas)

European Union and Italian Migration Policy and the Probable Destabilization of Southern Libya and Northern Niger
(Ricardo René Larémont, Mustafa O. Attir & Moussa Mahamadou)

Europe, or the “Original West,” Muslims, and Migration: The Peculiar History of France and West Africans with Broader Implications
(Robin Hardy)

Currency Warfare in the Middle East: Currency Counterfeiting in the 1953 Iranian Coup, the 1990–1991 Gulf War, and Yemen’s Current Civil War
(Ricardo A. Crespo)

Narratives of Electoral Violence: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria
(Faith I. Okpotor)

Book Review
Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, by Dennis Ross and David Makovsky
(Robert O. Freedman)

Volume 11, Issue 3 (July - September 2020)

The Aim of Warfare in al-Wāqidī’s Kitāb al-Maghāzī
(Joseph S. Spoerl)

Humanitarian Aid and Counterinsurgency: The Case of the Simba Revolts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1964–1967
(Jeremy Rich)

Traditional Authority and State Legitimacy: Evidence From Namibia
(Vladimir Chlouba)

“A Force for Good”: Army-Building After War in Liberia
(Renanah Miles Joyce)

Do Truth and Reconciliation Committees Improve Human Rights? Evidence From Africa
(Paul Kubicek & Christina Walker)

Book Reviews
The Lebanese Forces: Emergence and Transformation of the Christian Resistance, by Nader Moumneh
(Mordechai Nisan)

Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia, by Robert B. Lloyd, Melissa Haussman, and Patrick James
(Jan Záhořík)

Volume 11, Issue 2 (April - June 2020)

Fatimids Fighting over Jerusalem: An Interreligious or Intrareligious Matter?
(Steven Gertz)

Fraternal Betrayal? The Spanish Army and the Decolonization of Morocco
(Geoffrey Jensen)

“The Cat’s Paw of Dictatorship”: Police Intelligence and Self-Rule in the Gold Coast, 1948–1952
(Chase Arnold)

The Beginnings of Political Islam in Switzerland: Said Ramadan’s Muslim Brotherhood Mosque in Geneva and the Swiss Authorities
(Daniel Rickenbacher)

Book Reviews
Menachem Begin and the Israel-Egypt Peace Process: Between Ideology and Political Realism, by Gerald M. Steinberg and Ziv Rubinovitz
(Louis Gordon)

Lebanon's Jewish Community: Fragments of Lives Arrested, by Franck Salameh
(Christine Sixta Rinehart)

Volume 11, Issue 1 (January - March 2020)

The Russian Media as a Promoter of Manipulative Approaches: The Case of the Syrian Civil War
(Dmitry Strovsky & Ron Schleifer)

Emergency Communal Labor and Gender in Central Province During the Mau Mau War in Kenya, 1953–1960
(Opolot Okia)

For the People, Against the Elites: Left versus Right-Wing Populism in Greece and Turkey
(Ioannis N. Grigoriadis)

Israel’s Immigration Policies and the Promotion of Genetic Testing: Empiricizing Definitional Criteria, Bolstering State Demographic Security, or Hastening the Messianic Era?
(Nathan P. Devir)

Saudi Women Driving Change? Rebranding, Resistance, and the Kingdom of Change
(Deborah L. Wheeler)

Book Review
Erdogan’s Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, by Soner Cagaptay
(Ian Oxnevad)

Volume 10, Issue 4 (October – December 2019): 


A Family in Iran: Women Teachers, Minority Integration, and Family Networks in the Jewish Schools of the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Iran, 1900–1950
(Isabelle S. Headrick)

Decolonizing the BSAC in Nyasaland: Economic and Developmental Implications, 1944–1967
(Paul Chiudza Banda)

“Female Voices on Ink”: The Sexual Politics of Petitions in Colonial Igboland, 1892–1960
(Bright C. Alozie)

Arab Tribalism and Urban Environments: Alternative Models of Social Organization
(Francisco del Río Sánchez)

Book Review
South Sudan’s Civil War: Violence, Insurgency and Failed Peacemaking, by John Young
(Gérard Prunier)

Volume 10, Issue 3 (July – September 2019):

Emigration of Christians from the Arab Middle East: A New Reading
(Yusri Hazran)

Engineered “Zuluness”: Language, Education, and Ethnic Identity in South Africa, 1835–1990
(Jochen S. Arndt)

Disservice to the Public? The Public Service Commission in Early Independent Kenya
(Robert M. Maxon)

Azerbaijani National Identity in Iran, 1921–1946: Roots, Development, and Limits
(Ramin Ahmadoghlu)

The Domestication of Al-Shabaab
(Tricia Bacon & Daisy Muibu)

Volume 10, Issue 2 (April – June 2019):

Do Female Local Councilors Improve Women’s Representation?
(Lindsay J. Benstead)

“Partisan Politics Was Making People Angry”: The Rise and Fall of Political Salafism in Kenya
(Sebastian Elischer)

The Portrayal of Jews and Israel in Turkish School Textbooks
(Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak)

Granting Security? U.S. Security Assistance Programs and Political Stability in the Greater Middle East and Africa
(Steven J. Childs)

Book Review
Israel on Trial: How International Law is Being Misused to Delegitimize the State of Israel, by Matthijs de Blois and Andrew Tucker
(Robert P. Barnidge Jr.)

Special Issue: Focus on Jewish Africa

Volume 10, Issue 1 (January – March 2019):

Who Is a Jew (in Africa)? Definitional and Ethical Considerations in the Study of Sub-Saharan Jewry and Judaism
(William F. S. Miles)

Omenana as Postcolonial Mythopoetics: An Introduction to the Writings of Remy Ilona
(Walter Isaac)

Jewish Conversion Matters in Côte d’Ivoire
(Marla Brettschneider)

Revisiting History, Rethinking Identity: Some Cabo Verdean Profiles in Afro-Jewish Journeys
(Alma Gottlieb)

The Role of the Internet in the Promulgation of Judaism and Jewish Identity in Central Africa
(Nathan P. Devir)

Volume 9, Issue 4 (October – December 2018):

Half-hearted Devolution: A view of Kenya’s water governance from Siaya County, Kenya
(Ornit Avidar)

Glorification of the Past as a Political Tool: Ottoman history in contemporary Turkish politics
(Umut Uzer)

Resisting and Redefining State Violence: The gendered politics of transitional justice in Tunisia
(Hind Ahmed Zaki)

A Historical Inquiry into Early Kurdish-Israeli Contacts:The antecedents of an alliance
(Scott Abramson)

Book Review
New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization, by Nathan P. Devir
(William F. S. Miles)

Special Issue: Commemorating the Life and Work of Professor Bernard Lewis

Volume 9, Issue 3 (July – September 2018):

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 from the fringe
(Ami Ayalon)

Bernard Lewis and the Writing of Real History
(Robert Irwin)

The Jews of the Medieval Islamic West: Acculturation and its limitations
(Norman A. Stillman)

Maimonides against the Mutakallimun: The question of “intellectual admissibility”
(Eric Ormsby)

Concluding Remarks
Fouad Ajami Remarks at Dinner Honoring Professor Bernard Lewis, American Friends, Tel Aviv University, September 12, 2012

Volume 9, Issue 2 (April – June 2018):

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-1990s
(Anat Goldman)

Turnout in Transitional Elections: Who votes in Iraq?
(Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed)

What Difference Can It Make? Assessing the impact of gender equality and empowerment in matters of inheritance in Egypt
(Yasmin Khodary)

Conventional Secularism and the Humanization of Islam: Theory and practice of religious politics in Iran
(Ebrahim K. Soltani)

A Man for Others: The life and times of Lebanese Jesuit Henri Lammens (1862–1937)
(Franck Salameh)

Volume 9, Issue 1 (January – March 2018):

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”: Mobilizing cultural authority in the French Protectorate of Morocco
(Ashley V. Miller)

Anti-Zionism, Jus Cogens, and International Law: The case of the Banjul Charter and Arab Charter
(Robert P. Barnidge Jr.)

Changes in the Domestic-Foreign Policies Relationship in the Saudi Context in the Wake of the Change of the Guard
(Alexander Bligh)

Book Reviews
Self-Determination, Statehood and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine, by Robert P. Barnidge Jr.
(Dana Levitt)

The Soviet-Israeli War 1967–1973: The USSR’s Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict, by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez
(George L. Simpson Jr.)

Volume 8, Issue 4 (October – December 2017):

Has Israel Reached the Limits of Growth? The economic and ecological absorptive capacity of Israel/Palestine
(Ilan Troen & Carol Troen)

“Point Men”: How religious women soldiers may restore Israel’s “Citizens’ Army”
(Jan Feldman)

Stop the Presses! Media freedom in authoritarian regimes: A case study of Ben Ali’s Tunisia
(Eoghan Stafford)

Israel’s Best Spy—or a Master Double Agent? New light from the Soviet angle on the mystery of Ashraf Marwan
(Isabella Ginor & Gideon Remez)

The Conscription of Egyptian Christian Sailors in Medieval Muslim Naval Warfare: Taking the long view
(Myriam Wissa)

Book Review
Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring, by Elliott Abrams
(Benjamin Acosta)

Volume 8, Issue 3 (July – September 2017):

Seeking Gandhi, finding Khomeini: How America failed to understand the nature of the religious opposition of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the Iranian Revolution
(George L. Simpson)

Reconsidering Ethiopia’s ethnic politics in the light of the Addis Ababa Master Plan and anti-governmental protests
(Jan Záhořík)

Pilgrimage to Mecca and “Radical” Islam: New trends from Sub-Saharan Africa
(Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos)

Text, Body and Law: Naked Prayer in the Commentaries of the Mukhtaṣar Khalīl
(Matthew Steele)

Volume 8, Issue 2 (April – June 2017):

Military consequences of cultural perceptions: The Spanish army in Morocco, 1912–1927
(Geoffrey Jensen)

Cost of ruling: An examination of political business cycle, governmental accountability, and alternation in power in Ghana’s democracy
(George K. Keteku)

“An agonizing death”: 1980s U.S. policy on Iraqi chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq War
(David M. Walker)

The battle over sovereignty: Stamps, post, and the creation of a new Palestinian socio-political order, 1994–2000
(Ido Zelkovitz)

Authoritarianism, jihadist ideology, and renewal of the religious discourse in Egypt
(Bosmat Yefet)

Volume 8, Issue 1 (January – March 2017):

Rereading the Qur’ān and challenging traditional authority: Political implications of Qur’ān hermeneutics
(Rahel Fischbach)

The British and Irish press and the outbreak of war with the Ottoman Empire in 1914
(Justin Fantauzzo)

From Christian brother to native: Claiming and rejecting Christianity, commerce, and civilization in early twentieth-century Natal
(Robert J. Houle)

Mad at Tangier: Hygienist discourses, mental disorders, and European competition for hegemony in early twentieth-century Morocco
(Francisco Javier Martínez)

African Judaizing movements and the question of polygamy: Perspectives from Cameroon
(Nathan P. Devir)

How far “above the fray”? Jordan and the mechanisms of monarchical advantage in the Arab uprisings
(Daniel P. Brown)

Maritime navigation, energy security, and peace dividend: Exploring the historic developments of the Dead Sea conveyance project
(Samuel E. Willner)

Book Review
The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East, by Martin Kramer
(Robert P. Barnidge Jr.)

Volume 7, Issue 4 (October – December 2016):

Reading Khedival Khayamiya: Understanding the Epigrams of the Egyptian Tentmakers
(Sam Bowker and Seif El Rashidi)

The Atassis of Homs: The Rise and Decline of One of Syria’s Founding Families
(Joel D. Parker)

From Concessions to Repression: Explaining Regime Survival Strategies in Jordan
(Michael Makara)

Turkish Staatsvolk vs. Kurdish Identity: Denial of the Kurds in Turkish School Textbooks
(Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak)

Between Europe and Africa: Morocco as a Country of Immigration
(Kelsey P. Norman)

Lone Wolf Terrorism: The New Form of the Global Jihadist Movement?–Evidence from Afghanistan (1997-2013)
(Jennifer Varriale Carson and Matthew Suppenbach)

Volume 7, Issue 3 (July – September 2016):

Investigating the Ties between Muhammed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Early Wahhabism, and ISIS
(Jeffrey R. Macris)

From Holy War to Technocracy, 1571-1924: The Spanish and Ottoman Empires in the Mediterranean
(Wayne Bowen)

North African Merchant Networks of the Western Mediterranean: New Approaches to the Nineteenth Century
(Graham Cornwell)

Baghdadi Jews and the Foreign Press: Reading between the Lines in the Case of E. Levy
(Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah)

Lebanese Jews between Rootedness and Exile: Braving World War II, the Holocaust, and Their Aftermath
(Franck Salameh)

The Ehden Massacre of 1978 in Lebanon: The Creation of a Resistance Myth
(Dan Naor)

Book Review
Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi
Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet
(Reviewed by Kelsey Lilley)

Volume 7, Issue 2 (April – July 2016):

Palestinian Engagement with the International Criminal Court: From Preliminary Examination to Investigation?
(Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.)

The Caliphate’s Gold: The Islamic State’s Monetary Policy and Its Implications
(Ian Oxnevad)

IGAD, Sudan, and South Sudan: Achievements and Setbacks of Regional Mediation
(Irit Back)

Sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping missions: A case study of MONUC and MONUSCO
(Bonnie Kovatch)

The African Union’s Diaspora Diplomacy and Policymaking: Operationalizing the Migration-Development Nexus
(Jack R. Mangala)

Allāh (God), al-Watan (the Nation), al-Malik (the King), and the Role of Ijtihād in Family Law Reforms of Morocco
(Miyase Yavuz)

Together on the Way to the Monastic Church of Mīt Damsīs: Copts and Muslims at the Mūlid of Saint George in Medieval Islamic Egypt and Beyond
(Myriam Wissa)

Book Review
The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power, by Alex de Waal
(Reviewed by Gérard Prunier)

Volume 7, Issue 1 (January – March 2016):

Boko Haram: The strategic evolution of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province
(J. Peter Pham)

International prosecutions and atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A case study of the FDLR
(Michael Broache)

Contesting method: Discussing the historical-critical approach to the Qur’ān in Lebanon
(Rahel Fischbach)

Urban area and hinterland: The case of Abadan (1910–1946)
(Nimrod Zagagi)

Euro-American foreign policy, the fall of the Qaddafi regime, and the consequences for migration
(Mustafa O. Attir & Ricardo René Larémont)

Book Reviews
Sudan and South Sudan: From One to Two, by Bona Malwal
(Reviewed by Gérard Prunier)

Force and Fanaticism: Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond, by Simon Ross Valentine
(Reviewed by George L. Simpson Jr.)

Volume 6, Issue 3/4 (July – December 2015):

The Political Economy of US-Iranian Relations (2005-2014)
(Amir Kamel)

The Quest for Legitimacy in Post-Revolutionary Egypt: Propaganda and Controlling Narratives
(Joyce van de Bildt)

The “Jew” as Metaphor for Evil in Arab Public Discourse
(Esther Webman)

Dynamic Belonging: Moroccan Jews and the Development of Nationalist Narratives in French Protectorate Morocco
(Kristin Hissong)

Why Deploy to Somalia? Understanding Six African Countries’ Reasons for Sending Soldiers to One of the World’s Most Failed States
(Brian Hesse)

The Beirut Jewish Community and Early Twentieth-Century Lebanese Nationalism
(Franck Salameh)

Tribes Today: In Anthropology and in the World
(Philip Carl Salzman)

Book Reviews
The Mind of the African Strong Man: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures, by Herman J. Cohen
(Reviewed by J. Peter Pham)

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency, by Virginia Comolli
(Reviewed by Kelsey Lilley)

Flight Plan Africa: Portuguese Airpower in Counterinsurgency, 1961-1974, by John P. Cann
(Reviewed by Joshua Meservey)

Volume 6, Issue 2 (April – June 2015):

Israel’s International Squadron and the “Never Again” Mentality
(Asher Orkaby)

Cold War, Hot Summer: Superpower Involvement in the War of Attrition in 1970
(George L. Simpson, Jr.)

Realism or Radicalism: Explaining Authoritarian Rulers’ Strategic Choices Following Military Defeats in the Middle East
(Or Honig and Ariel Reichard)

The Rashid ʿAli al-Kaylani Revolt and Syrian Youth: An Insider’s Account
(Joel D. Parker)

Population and Economic Activities in the Arab Trucial States: A 1901 Accounting
(Jeffrey R. Macris)

Economic Survival and Borderland Rebellion: The Case of the Allied Democratic Forces on the Uganda-Congo Border
(Lindsay Scorgie-Porter)

Book Review
Minorities in Iran: Nationalism and Ethnicity after Khomeini, by Rasmus Christian Elling
(Reviewed by Philip Carl Salzman)

British Somaliland: An Administrative History, 1920-1960, by Brock Millman
(Reviewed by Gérard Prunier)

The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order, by Sean McFate
(Reviewed by Molly Dunigan)

Volume 6, Issue 1 (January – March 2015):

The Rejection of Muhammad’s Message by Jews and Christians and Its Effect on Islamic Theological Argumentation
(Francisco del Río Sánchez)

From West Africa to Mecca and Jerusalem: The Tijāiniyya on the Hajj Routes
(Irit Bak)

Ending Ottoman Misrule: British Soldiers, Liberal Imperialism and the First World War in Palestine
(Justin Fantauzzo)

The Limits of the Sandhurst Connection: The Evolution of Oman’s Foreign and Defense Policy, 1970-1977
(Nikolas Gardner)

Islamists and Women’s Rights: Lessons from Turkey
(Mehmet Gurses)

Book Review
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History, Edited by John Parker and Richard Reid
(Reviewed by J. Peter Pham)

Volume 5, Issue 3 (September-December 2014):

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 Contemporary Islamic World
(Boris Havel)

The Development of the United States Africa Command and its Role in America’s Africa Policy under George W. Bush and Barack Obama
(J. Peter Pham)

Volume 5, Issue 2 (May-August 2014):

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 ‘Sultans’ Retort’
(Dylan Craig)

The Congo Crisis: A Reexamination (1960-1965)
(William Mountz)

Book Reviews
The Battle for Mozambique: The Frelimo-Renamo Struggle, 1977-1992, by Stephen A. Emerson
(Reviewed by Robert B. Lloyd)

The Flechas: Insurgent Hunting in Eastern Angola, 1965-1974, by John P. Cann
(Reviewed by Joshua Meservey)

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-first Century’s First Muslim Power, by Soner Cagaptay
(Reviewed by Birol A. Yeşilada)

Volume 5, Issue 1:

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 Battle for Mozambique: The South African Factor
(Stephen A. Emerson)

Book Reviews
Perilous Desert: Insecurity in the Sahara, Edited by Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars
(Reviewed by Dr. J. Peter Pham)

State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State, by Jonathan Schanzer
(Reviewed by Dr. Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.)

Volume 4, Issue 3:

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 the Economic Impact of the Jewish Exodus from Yemen (1949-1951)
(Asher Orkaby)

Djinnati: Dissociation and Possession Trance Disorder in Baluchistan, Iran
(Mohsen Kianpoor and George F. Rhoades, Jr.)

Book Reviews
Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Elliott Abrams
(Reviewed by Asaf Romirowsky)

Volume 4, Issue 2:

Baluchi Identity and Culture
(Behnaz Mirzai)

The Baluchi of East Africa: Dynamics of Assimilation and Integration
(Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi)

The Baloch in Islamic Civilization, Western Ethnography, and World History
(Brian Spooner)

The Balochi Language and Languages in Iranian Balochistan
(Carina Jahani)

Ethnicity and Healing Rituals in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan
(Farhat Sultana)

Baluchistan: Nature, Ethnicity, and Empire in Iran’s Borderlands
(Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet)

Baluchi Experiences under Slavery and the Slave Trade of the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, 1921-1950
(Hideaki Suzuki)

Baloch Identities: A Matter of Descent or Mentality?
(Just Boedeker)

Book Reviews
Ethnography at the Frontier: Space, Memory and Society in Southern Balochistan, by Ugo E.M. Fabietti
(Reviewed by Olatunji Ojo)

Volume 4, Issue 1:

Indian Morale in the Mesopotamia Campaign (1914-1917)
(Nikolas Gardner: Royal Military College of Canada)

The Genesis of the Modern Eritrean Struggle (1942-1961)
(Nikolaos Biziouras: U.S. Naval Academy)

How Did Arab Leaders Shape their Post-defeat Domestic Propaganda Campaigns? Insights and Lessons for Today
(Or Honig: Tel Aviv University)

Democracy and Rhetoric in the Arab World
(Dany Badran: Lebanese American University)

Pirates and Dragon Boats: Assessing the Chinese Navy’s East African Deployment
(J. Peter Pham: ASMEA)

Book Reviews
Of Africa, by Wole Soyinka
(Reviewed by Robert B. Lloyd)

Getting Somali Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State, by Mary Harper
(Reviewed by Bronwyn E. Bruton)

Volume 3, Issue 2:

Arabization and Its Discontents: The Rise of the Amazigh Movement in North Africa
(Bruce Maddy-Weitzman)

Building Peace and the State in Somaliland: The Factors of Success
(Timothy A. Ridout)

Responding to the Zimbabwe Crisis: Examining the Role of Preventive Diplomacy in Multi-Track Approaches toward Zimabwe, 2000-2009
(Allison Coady and Hussein Solomon)

Becoming Samburu: The Ethnogenesis of a Pastoral People in Nineteenth-Century Northern Kenya
(George L. Simpson, Jr. and Peter Waweru)

On the Fence: Negotiating Israel’s Security Barrier
(Robert B. Lloyd)

Book Reviews
Africa’s Third Liberation, by Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst
(Bronwyn E. Bruton)

Volume 3, Issue 1:

Background to the North African Revolutions
(Ricardo René Larémont and J. Peter Pham)

Tunisia: The Revolution of Dignity
(Amira Aleya-Sghaier)

Egypt: The Power of Mass Mobilization and the Spirit of Tahrir Square
(Emad El-Din Shahin)

Libya: The Social Origins of Dictatorship and the Challenge for Democracy
(Ali Abdullatif Ahmida)

Morocco: A Reformist Monarchy?
(Mohamed Darif)

Book Reviews
Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World, by Robin Wright
(Stephen A. Emerson)

Volume 2, Issue 2:

When They Proclaim ‘Islam is the Answer,’ What is the Question?: The Return to Political Islam
(Prof. Philip Carl Salzman)

State Collapse, Insurgency, and Famine in the Horn of Africa: Legitimacy and the Ongoing Somali Crisis
(Prof. J. Peter Pham)

Assessing Iran’s Nuclear Rationality: The ‘Eye of the Beholder’ Problem
(Prof. Ofira Seliktar)

Politics of Piety: The Basij and Moral Control of Iranian Society
(Prof. Saeid Golkar)

Trouble in the Western Sahara
(Prof. Anouar Boukhars and Mr. Ali O. Amar)

Arab and Non-Arab Tribes as State-Like Entities: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns in the Historic and Contemporary Middle East
(Dr. Jason E. Strakes)

Book Reviews
Museveni’s Uganda: Paradoxes of Power in a Hybrid Regime, by Aili Mari Tripp
(Prof. Harvey Glickman)

Language, Memory, and Identity in the Middle East: The Case for Lebanon, by Franck Salameh
(Prof. Arkadiusz Plonka)

Volume 2, Issue 1:

Between Africanism and Arabism: Libya’s Involvement in Sudan
(Prof. Yehudit Ronen)

The Dangerous ‘Pragmatism’ of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
(Prof. J. Peter Pham)

Moroccan Youth Go Sufi
(Prof. Khaled Bekkaoui and Prof. Ricardo René Larémont)

Survey on Moroccan Youth: Perception and Participation in Sufi Orders – Evaluation and Interpretation
(Prof. Khaled Bekkaoui, Prof. Ricardo René Larémont, and Prof. Sadik Rddad)

Addressing Why Africa is Poor
(Dr. Greg Mills)

The Troubled Waters of Africa: Piracy in the African Littoral
(Prof. Martin N. Murphy)

Clothes to Kill For: Uniforms and Politics in Ottoman Armies
(Prof. John P. Dunn)

Book Reviews
Orientalism and Islam: European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism in the Middle East and India, by Michael Curtis
(Prof. Lewis Brownstein)

Global Security Watch – Kenya, by Donovan Chau
(Prof. George L. Simpson, Jr.)

Volume 1, Issue 2:

The Politicization of Islam into Islamism in the Context of Global Religious Fundamentalism
(Dr. Bassam Tibi)

Conflict in Africa
(Dr. Robert B. Lloyd)

The 1943 Woyane Revolt: A Modern Reassessment
(Dr. Gérard Prunier)

China and the Global Jihad Network
(Dr. Degang Sun)

Book Reviews
Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow, by Pierre Englebert
(Dr. J. Peter Pham)

Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East, by Bernard Lewis
(Dr. Jacob Lassner)

Trans-Saharan Africa in World History, by Ralph A. Austen
(Dr. Ricardo René Larémont)

Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam, by Ilan Berman
(Mr. Aaron Mannes)

 Volume 1, Issue 1:

Not Another Failed State: Toward a Realistic Solution in the Western Sahara
(J. Peter Pham)

Islamic Law, Muslim-Christian Relations, and the Transition to Democracy in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic
(Ricardo René Laremont)

The Tyranny of Vested-Interest Sources: Shaping the Record of Soviet Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1973
(Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez)

At the Cross-Roads of Cultures? An Historic and Strategic Examination of Kenya-Somalia Relations
(Donovan C. Chau)

The Spanish and Ottoman Empires in the Mediterranean, 1714-1914
(Wayne H. Bowen)

The Persian Gulf Theater in World War II
(Jeffrey R. Macris)

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in South Africa
(Hussein Solomon)

Can Money Make Us Friends? Islamist Entrepreneurs and Chances for Democratization in the Muslim World
(Seda Demiralp)

Book Reviews
Somaliland: An African Struggle for Nationhood and International Recognition, by Iqbal D. Jhazbhay
(J. Peter Pham)

Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle For Palestine, by Jonathan Schanzer
(Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.)

The Secret War with Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist Power, by Ronen Bergman
(George L. Simpson, Jr.)

After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice, by Adam Smith
(Gregory S. McNeal)