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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (2): 5–38.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Zoltan Barany The turmoil associated with the Arab Spring in the region’s eight monarchies has received comparatively modest attention because, aside from Bahrain, the demonstrations were mostly small and nonconfrontational, there were few calls to overthrow the regimes, and states’ coercive powers...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... State preserve the nation-state concept in their politics. A new, postrevolutionary Middle East equilibrium is forming, with multinational states decomposing into more homogeneous subunits (similar to the 1990s’ former Soviet bloc), while monarchies and mostly single-ethnic states survived. The trend...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 19–35.
Published: 01 March 2018
... relations among Sunni nations reached a historical peak after 2002, it is impossible to talk about a genuine alliance. Moreover, recent political tensions among Persian Gulf monarchies, and Turkey’s partiality in relation to them, clearly demonstrates that, although Sunni powers give an impression of union...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 8–19.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reflective of its greater role overall in modern Egyptian history, including bearing the burden of multiple foreign wars. The rulers of Egypt have been, ever since the coup that overthrew the monarchy in 1952, military officers, although they would take off the uniform and rule as civilians. Nasser’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (4): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 2002
... statistics. The longer the conflict lasts, the more threat it could pose to the stability of the Moroccan monarchy itself. It had already threatened the unity of the Maghreb, alienated Morocco from the OAU and many of its member states, and condemned the Moroccan gov...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 24–42.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the return to power of Mohammad Reza Shah. His brutal rule lasted until 1979, when a popular uprising, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, overthrew the monarchy and installed in its place a clergy-­dominated, theo- cratic regime: the Islamic Republic of Iran. In many respects, the post-­1979...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2004) 15 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in the direction of democracy gradually, very gradually, evolve. The basic precept of the divine-right monarchies, we need to keep in mind, was that the king can do no wrong. But many of those who were con- cernedsixteenth about centur the exercise of absolute authority were by the beginning...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (4): 69–88.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Morsi in 2012 was the first.) The next twenty years saw a constitutional monarchy struggle with Brit- ish attempts to maintain control and the increasing intervention of an incom- petent king. A humiliating defeat at the hands of the Israelis in 1948, com- pounded by British attempts to retain...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 42–52.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the 1952 overthrow of the Farouk monarchy in Egypt. The avowedly corrupt Farouk was replaced by a military council led by Gamel Abd-­el-­Naser, a “brilliant” spokesman for Arab unity and reclamation of national independence from colonial domination. The ill-­fated joint British- ­French-­Israeli...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., the royalist forces gained the upper hand, leading a dictatorship of the right that, ironically, was overthrown by Nazi occupation forces in 1941. The expulsion of the monarchy and its government from Greece opened the way for the republican forces to consolidate...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 6–32.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchies, espe- 35. Mohammed Ayoob, “The New Cold War in the Middle East,” National Interest, 16 January 2013. Reichborn-Kjennerud: NATO’s Problematic Partnerships  21 cially Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as major players in the MENA region marks a very...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 36–45.
Published: 01 December 2011
... States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, while the Saudi monarchy faced its own “spring” by pouring money into its citizens’ pockets, expecting that personal wealth would undercut the opposition. Today the methodology of cruel, pervasive, and enforced repressive actions of Iranian ayatollah rule...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... structure. The Italian revolutions occurred in the name of Italian unity and the Hungarian in terms of Hungarian nationalism, both of which threatened the survival of the Hapsburg monarchy. Similarly, it can be imagined that the sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria could lead...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (4): 56–67.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... In Saudi Arabia, where an increasingly fragile monarchy rules, the likely consequence of any seri- ous early democratic opening will be the assumption of power by radical Muslims, aligned with al Qaeda and antagonistic to American objectives. Over the past few months al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia has...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 91–120.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... An Excessively Complicated Relationship For Briggs, despite over three decades of diplomatic service, representing the United States to a country with a monarchy was a completely new experience. “A confusing business, moving from one continent to another,” he wrote to his sister in August 1959. “I...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 119–122.
Published: 01 June 2001
... successfully, to achieve an acceptable balance between centralism and ethnic-driven federalism. The Spanish transition from a centralized authoritarianism to a largely federal con- stitutional monarchy is one of the great success stories of European politics during...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- stitutional monarchy is one of the great success stories of European politics during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Few would have predicted that the pariah nation of the late 1940s and early 1950s, which had been excluded from Marshall Plan aid and from...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 127–130.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., to achieve an acceptable balance between centralism and ethnic-driven federalism. The Spanish transition from a centralized authoritarianism to a largely federal con- stitutional monarchy is one of the great success stories of European politics during...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2005
...—that ironically does not have a divide between religion and government. He also notes the obsessive US support of monarchies and dictatorships in the Arab world, regimes that exercise the most antiquated forms of repressive control over their populations. Conse- quently, according to Scheuer, the Western...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...—that ironically does not have a divide between religion and government. He also notes the obsessive US support of monarchies and dictatorships in the Arab world, regimes that exercise the most antiquated forms of repressive control over their populations. Conse- quently, according to Scheuer, the Western...