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The Modern Middle East: A Political East: A Political History Since World War I, 3rd ed.
(University of California Press, 2013)
From the fall of the Ottoman Empire through the Arab Spring, this completely revised and updated edition of Mehran Kamrava’s classic treatise on the making of the contemporary Middle East remains essential reading for ...
The Nuclear Question in the Middle East Context, Complexities, and Paradoxes in Nuclear Question in the Middle East
(Columbia University Press, 2012)
The nuclear age is coming to the Middle East. Understanding the scope and motivations for this development and its implications for global security is essential. The last decade has witnessed an explosion of popular and ...
The International Politics of the Persian Gulf
(Syracuse University Press, 2011)
"For much of the contemporary history of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf has stood at the center of the region’s strategic significance. At the same time, the Gulf has been wracked by political instability and tension. ...
Preserving Non-Democracies: Leaders and Institutions in the Middle East
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
Authoritarian elites often prolong their tenure in office by engaging in wholesale institutional change. Whether inherited or created from scratch, state institutions in non-democracies are meant to solidify elite cohesion ...
Mediation and Qatari Foreign Policy
Uniquely for a country its size, Qatar has emerged as one of the world's most proactive mediators in recent years. Motivated by a combination of international prestige and survival strategies, the country has sought to ...
Political Economy of the Persian Gulf
(Hurst & Co., Columbia University Press, 2012)
Change occurs rapidly in the Persian Gulf. While some states have capitalised on the fast-paced nature of globalised fiscal transactions and have become important markets for foreign investment, others have fallen victim ...
Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East
(Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014-10-08)
This CIRS research initiative on weak states in the Middle East begins with a critical analysis of current definitions and terminology of weak and fragile states, scrutinizing the political implications of the prevailing ...
The Political Economy of the Gulf Summary Report
(Center for International and Regional Studies, 2011)
Qatar: Small State, Big Politics
(Cornell University Press, 2013)
"The Persian Gulf state of Qatar has fewer than 2 million inhabitants, virtually no potable water, and has been an independent nation only since 1971. Yet its enormous oil and gas wealth has permitted the ruling al Thani ...
The Great Game in West Asia
The Great Game in West Asia examines the strategic competition between Iran and Turkey for power and influence in the South Caucasus. These neighboring Middle East powers have vied for supremacy and influence throughout ...