ACRPS has published issue 8 of the bi-monthly peer-reviewed academic journal Siyasat Arabia, a journal devoted to political science, international relations, and public policy. This issue contains the following articles: “Israel and the Boycott Movement” (Mahmoud Muhareb); “Eurasian Russia and the Issues of the Arab Levant” (Mohammed Adel Shreih); “International Law: Present Reality and the Prospects for Global Jurisdiction in Light of Globalization” (Roderigue Elia Abi Khalil); “Sudan’s National Dialogue: Opportunities for Success and Challenges” (Elnour Hamad); “Lebanon: The Presidential Vacuum Awaits Regional and International Changes” (Saoud al-Mawla); “Non-state Violent Actors: An Examination of the Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks” (Scheherazade Admam); “The Threat Posed by an Alliance of Terrorism and Organized Crime: Relations between Armed Groups and Drug Trafficking Networks in the Case of North Africa” (Abdelkader Dandan); “The Yemeni Spring and the Challenges of Development” (Qais al-Aryani); “Political Opposition in Morocco between Containment and Exclusion” (Noureddine Elhouti); “Local Government Elections in Turkey: Voters Show their Cunning” (Marwan Kabalan); “Palestinian Reconciliation: Driving Factors and Prospects” (ACRPS Policy Analysis Unit); “Yemeni and Palestinian Public Opinion on Topical Issues of National Concern” (Mohammed al-Masri).
In its book reviews section, this issue contains three reviews: Saleh Soliman Abdelazim’s review of National Intellectual Capital and the Financial Crisis in Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Thailand; Khaled Waleed Mahmoud’s review of “the Plight of Palestine and its Secrets: Correcting the myth that there were no orders”; and Naiema Abou Mostafa’s review of The Daily Struggle for Palestinian Women in the Realm of Life. There are two book presentations: Nerouz Satik’s review of The Geostrategic Repercussions of the Arab Revolutions; and Ziad Muna’s review of Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of American Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership. Finally, this issue of Siyasat Arabia also includes a chronological breakdown of significant steps taken toward democratization in the Arab Homeland, as well as a background briefing on Palestinian affairs from March to April 2014.