Issue 06

Jan, 2014

​ACRPS has published issue 6 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: “Saudi-American Relations: Alliance Unraveling or Redefined?” (Marwan Kabalan); “Unprecedented Settler Attacks are the Netanyahu Government’s Sole Project” (Mahmoud Muhareb); “Moroccan-Algerian Relations: The Geo-Strategic Knot” (Walid Abdulhay); “How will the Conflict between Erdogan and Gulen Affect the Turkish Political Scene?” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Necessity, Self-Interest, and a Change in Tune” (Fatima Samadi); “Iran and the Geneva Agreement: Legitimacy Renewed or Meeting the Latest Challenge?” (Mahjoob Zweiri); “Regional and International Implications of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement” (Ibrahim Sharqieh); “Confessionalism and Civil War’s Fuse in Yemen” (Anwar ben Qassem al-Khodari); “The Political Scene in Tunisia: The Long Road to Concord” (Anouar Jamaoui); “The Ramifications of Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “Are State and Society in Egypt Ready for Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation?” (Rawia Tawfik); “Egyptian Media Strategies During Mohammad Morsi’s Rule and Following the Coup” (Osama al-Rashidi); “The Role of the International Criminal Court in Punishing Crimes of Aggression in Light of the Kampala Amendments” (Shumama Kheireddine); “Brazil and the Arab Spring Revolutions” (Sodfa Mohammed Mahmoud); and “Public Opinion Trends Regarding State Institutions” (Mohammed al-Masri).

The book review section features a number of reviews, including Salma Mousa’s review of Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt’s Road to Revolt; a review by Khaled al-Aswar of the second part of Egypt and its Islamists after the January 25 revolution; and Mona Sukkarieh’s review of “Theories of International Relations”. There are four book presentations by Ziad Muna: Hitler’s Hatred for the Jews: Stereotype and Reality; British Empire: Resistance, Persecution, Revolutions; Fortress Israel; and Of Empires and Citizens. The issue also contains reports on the ACRPS’s Second Annual Conference of Arab Research Centers, “The Question of Palestine and the Future of the Palestinian National Project”, and another on an ACRPS seminar “The Plan for Democratic Transformation in Syria.” The journal also chronicles the most significant milestones of democratic transition in the Arab world, and the latest Palestinian developments.

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