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Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series


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The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars, on all aspects of the modern Middle East and Islamic world. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor.

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How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

1st Edition

Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh
July 11, 2019

This book explores the extent to which China’s rise is changing the economic, security, political, and social-cultural aspects of the Middle East – a region of significant strategic importance to the West and of increasing importance to the East. With its growing dependence on Middle East oil and...

Iran's Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus: Relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia

Iran's Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus: Relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia

1st Edition

Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani
January 23, 2019

Iran’s role as a regional power is more significant than many in the West may realise. The country lies between Central Asia/the Caucasus and the Gulf region on the one hand, and, on the other, between the Mediterranean/Levant region and South Asia. Many of these areas are of increasing strategic...

The Erasure of Arab Political Identity: Colonialism and Violence

The Erasure of Arab Political Identity: Colonialism and Violence

1st Edition

Salam Hawa
January 03, 2019

This book explores the long history of the evolution of Arab political identity, which predates the time of the Prophet Muhammad and is characterized by tolerance, compassion, generosity, hospitality, self-control, correct behaviour, equality and consensus. The author argues that present-day...

Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding

Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding

1st Edition

William Maley
April 16, 2018

This book, by one of the most experienced authorities on the subject, presents a deep analysis of the very difficult current situation in Afghanistan. Covering a wide range of important subjects including state-building, democracy, war, the rule of law, and international relations, the book draws...

Russia's Middle East Policy: From Lenin to Putin

Russia's Middle East Policy: From Lenin to Putin

1st Edition

Alexey Vasiliev
March 21, 2018

This extraordinary book charts the development of Russia’s relations with the Middle East from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the present. It covers both high and low points – the closeness to Nasser’s Egypt, followed by reversal; the successful invasion of Afghanistan which later turned into a...

Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan: The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

1st Edition

Daniel Atzori
January 12, 2018

This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It...

The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Evolution and Roles of the Revolutionary Guards

1st Edition

Hesam Forozan
January 12, 2018

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, also known as the 'Sepah', has wielded considerable and increasing power in Iran in recent decades. Established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini as a paramilitary organisation charged with protecting the nascent Islamic regime and countering the untrustworthy Imperial...

Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane

Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane

1st Edition

Maximilian Felsch, Martin Wählisch
January 12, 2018

The Arab uprisings have put Lebanon under increased strain. While the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt caused limited reverberations, the war in Syria echoed in the fine-tuned political and confessional balance of Lebanon. Over one million refugees, equal to one-quarter of Lebanon’s population,...

The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

1st Edition

Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Yukiko Miyagi
January 03, 2018

As the economies of East Asia grow ever stronger, their need for energy resources increases, which in turn compels closer relations with the countries of the Middle East. This book examines the developing relations between the countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, with the countries...

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

1st Edition

Abir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore
October 12, 2017

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception,...

Moroccan Foreign Policy under Mohammed VI, 1999-2014

Moroccan Foreign Policy under Mohammed VI, 1999-2014

1st Edition

Irene Fernandez-Molina
October 12, 2017

This book presents a comprehensive survey of Moroccan foreign policy since 1999. It considers the objectives, actors and decision-making processes involved, and outlines Morocco's foreign policy activity in key areas such as the international management of the Western Sahara conflict and relations...

Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

1st Edition

Farhan Mujahid Chak
October 12, 2017

This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject,...

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