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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of anti-globalist populist nationalism in the West threatens to cause a technology-enabled domino effect in Western countries similar to that which swept the Arab world. Russia and China seem most capable of exploiting both the end of the “Arab Spring of Nations” and the turbulence in the West...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 43–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Nadine Mourad Sika This essay examines the structural economic reform measures undertaken in the Arab world in the past two decades. Developmental projects in the region have attained growth in gross domestic product, higher levels of human capital, and stable governments. These, however, have been...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 8–19.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the Arab World  9 Alienation and Rebellion in the Arab World Paul R. Pillar The eruption of popular opposition to the established political order in Middle Eastern countries is such a sudden and dramatic phenomenon that we tend to think of it as a unitary event...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 127–129.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Rachel Pope Reviews  127 Katherine Zoepf: Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World. New York: Penguin, 2016. 272 pages. ISBN 1-­59-­420388-­1. $17.00 (paperback). Reviewed by Rachel Pope...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (3): 27–39.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Gawdat Bahgat; Robert Sharp For decades the United States has forged close relations with a number of key allies in the Arab world, particularly Egypt and Saudi Arabia. These close ties were based largely on perceived national interest, not mutual values. The fundamental changes in the Arab world...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 36–45.
Published: 01 December 2011
... autocracies and dictatorships across the Arab world, reaching to the Arab and Persian Gulfs. The awakening has been enervated by violent responses from more cohesive and profound dictatorships in Syria and Libya, but the “leaderless” model of the awakening can quickly bring together disparate groups working...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jeffrey S. Morton; Nicole Shortt The popular uprising that started in Tunisia in December 2010 quickly spread across the Arab world, culminating in a historic regional realignment with far-reaching implications. This essay details the implications of the Arab Spring for Israeli security. After...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 30–41.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Anthony N. Celso The political transformations under way in the Arab world and the killing of Osama bin Laden raise serious questions about al Qaeda’s long-term viability. The secular-liberal Arab Spring protest movement appears to be winning the war of ideas over al Qaeda’s violent religious...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 62–79.
Published: 01 December 2011
... violently suppressed dissidents and maintained its death grip on power. The 2011 public uprising against the regime was significant in its countrywide scope. Inspired by the fight of people throughout the Arab world, it challenged the authority of the despotic leader. Disenchanted Syrians organized protest...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (4): 77–94.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that the influx of refugee flows can increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks. Furthermore, 65 percent of Greeks have a negative review of Muslims. Because Greece has not been the victim of Muslim terrorist attacks and historically has had strong ties with the Arab world, these perceptions represent a puzzle...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 69–88.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Patrick N. Theros The Arab Awakening (also known as the Arab Spring) caught the Western world, and even most experts, by surprise. A fuller understanding of how the peoples of the Middle East perceive their history and their relationship with the Western world—from their own perspective...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the map of Europe by replacing multinational empires with the relatively new concept of nationalism as the defining principle of governance. The Arab Spring of 2011 could do the same in the Middle East, where states are still defined according to the imperial principles laid out in World War I secret...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 12–25.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Robert J. Pranger The Iraq problem confronting the United States today began in the Arab world and continues there. Surely the great majority of Arabs are Muslims, but the source of the crisis in Iraq is Arab. As Saudi prince Khaled bin Sul- tan writes in his 1995 memoir, Desert Warrior, King...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 89–109.
Published: 01 December 2015
... dependable allies, if not the most dependable one we have in this sensitive part of the world.”2 Yet despite its reputa- tion as a developing and pro-­Western regional power, Iraq was never con- sidered a potential leader of the conservative Arab states, with US leaders and President Eisenhower...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 63–81.
Published: 01 September 2012
... foreign policy approaches to the region and the Turkey-­EU historical relation- ship are evaluated in order to determine whether Turkey should coordinate its foreign policy with the EU. Turkey’s Approach to North Africa and the Middle East The Ottoman Empire ruled the Arab world for nearly...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2005
... was designed to address the Palestinian issue and the peace process. Indeed, included was the call for a two-state solution, which was important and welcomed beyond the Arab world in Europe and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the real focus of the speech was perceived to be the president’s legitimization...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (4): 116–138.
Published: 01 December 2003
... was stunned, but no one more than the ordinary populace and the leader- ship elites in the Arab world. The end of the Iraqi dictatorship came with a whimper, not a bang, and caused great dismay and consternation in much of the Arab world, just as it was greeted with positive acclaim in Israel and much...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 20–35.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Middle East one must absolutely study Kassir’s brilliant analysis of an Arab world that, tor- mented by its alleged inadequacy and defeat, deserted its own modernity for a celebration of past glory and then Islamization. In its essence, the Arab Spring is about “being Arab” in the twenty-­first...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the Europeans ended the Barbary threat, Arab nationalism in North Africa continues to destabilize the region. In her very timely essay “Dynamics of Development and Uprisings in the Arab World,” Nadine Mourad Sika, assistant professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, demonstrates...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... the leading role. Today, however, many Turks have negative views of the Middle East, based partly on facts but also on prejudice and stereotype. Turks feel that the Arabs stabbed Turkey in the back during World War I, contributing to the collapse...