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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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Power and Paranoia in Syria-Iraq Relations The Impact of Hafez Assad and Saddam Hussain

Power and Paranoia in Syria-Iraq Relations: The Impact of Hafez Assad and Saddam Hussain

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Amjed Rasheed
March 02, 2023

This book examines the perplexing twists and turns in Syria-Iraq relations which since the establishment of modern Syria and Iraq after the First World War have zigzagged between cooperation and hostility countless times. It questions why both countries switched regional and international alliances...

Constituting the Political Economy of the Kurds Social Embeddedness, Hegemony, and Identity

Constituting the Political Economy of the Kurds: Social Embeddedness, Hegemony, and Identity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Omer Tekdemir
January 09, 2023

This book examines the development of Kurdish political economy and the emergence of collective Kurdish identity within a historical context through three main periods: the late-Ottoman Empire, the initial Republican Turkey era, and then the post-1990s period. It relates historical developments to ...

China's Economic and Political Presence in the Middle East and South Asia

China's Economic and Political Presence in the Middle East and South Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Mehran Haghirian, Luciano Zaccara
September 21, 2022

This book explores a range of key issues connected to China’s relations with countries in the Middle East and South Asia. It discusses economic and political connections, and projects which have arisen as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It covers both important countries in the Middle ...

Iran's Regional Relations A History from Antiquity to the Islamic Republic

Iran's Regional Relations: A History from Antiquity to the Islamic Republic

1st Edition

By Seyed Mohammad Houshisadat
April 29, 2022

Focusing on the interplay between domestic-level changes and region-wide interaction, this book provides a comprehensive analytical and theoretical survey of Iranian foreign relations in the Middle East from Antiquity until the Islamic Republic. It charts developments from the earliest regimes in ...

Limited Statehood and Informal Governance in the Middle East and Africa

Limited Statehood and Informal Governance in the Middle East and Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Hanau Santini, Abel Polese, Rob Kevlihan
April 29, 2022

Hybrid forms of governance – where the central state authority does not possess a monopoly of violence and fails to exercise control – are not only an epiphenomena, but a reality likely to persist. This book explores this phenomenon drawing on examples from the Middle East and Africa. It considers ...

Reimagining Arab Political Identity Justice, Women's Rights and the Arab State

Reimagining Arab Political Identity: Justice, Women's Rights and the Arab State

1st Edition

By Salam Hawa
October 19, 2021

This book discusses the idea that Arab cultural and political identity has been suppressed by centuries of dominance by imperial outsiders and by religious and nationalist ideologies with the result that present day Arab societies are characterised by a crisis of identity where fundamentalism or ...

Transition in Afghanistan Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding

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

1st Edition

By William Maley
September 30, 2021

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 ...

Afghanistan � Challenges and Prospects

Afghanistan � Challenges and Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Srinjoy Bose, Nishank Motwani, William Maley
December 12, 2019

After decades of turmoil a new phase is opening up for Afghanistan, in which a new generation comes to the fore as many of the key players from earlier phases, including foreign interventionist powers, leave the scene. Although this new phase offers new possibilities and increased hope for ...

China's Presence in the Middle East The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

1st Edition

Edited By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh
December 12, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the ...

How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

How China's Rise is Changing the Middle East

1st Edition

By Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh
July 15, 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

By Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani
January 21, 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

By 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 ...

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