ACRPS has published issue 5 of the bi-monthly peer-reviewed academic journal Siyasat Arabia, a journal devoted to political science and international relations. This issue features the following studies and articles: “The Russian-American Agreement for Syrian Chemical Weapons Disarmament” (Saleh al-Naamani); “The Chemical Deal: The Way Out Obama Wants” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “After the Chemical Deal: An Attempt to Rehabilitate al-Assad?” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “The American-Iranian Rapprochement: Background and Prospects for its Success” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “Israeli Concerns over Possible US-Iranian Rapprochement” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “Relations between Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah and their Impact upon the Lebanese State” (Marwa Albadri); “The Morale Factor in Gulf Cooperation Council States and its Impact on the Assessment of State Strength” (Nawar Hashem); “The Nusra Front: From its Founding to Current Divisions” (Hamzeh al-Mustafa); ”Egyptian Soft Power: Between Ascendancy and Retreat” (Ahmad Abu Zeid); “Transitional Justice and Political Transformations in Morocco” (Kamal Abdellatif); “Pillars of China’s Foreign Policy in Africa” (Tawfiq Abdulsadeq); “Cyber-attacks and the Internet” (Khaled Walid Mahmoud); “Resolving Environmental Disputes According to International Law” (Lhoucine Chakrani); and “Public Opinion and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” (Mohammed al-Masri).
book review section features Hamzeh al-Moustafa’s review of Dr. Azmi Bishara’s Syria’s Via Dolorosa to Freedom by Hamzeh al-Mustafa; and Khaled al-Aswar’s review of the book Egypt and its Islamists after the January 25 Revolution. Suhaim Al Thani’s presents A Line in the Sand and Walid Khaled Ahmed reviews The Hashemite Union in British Documents. There is also a report on the seminar on US-Iranian rapprochement. The journal also chronicles the most significant milestones of democratic transition in the Arab world and the latest Palestinian developments.