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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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The International Politics of the Red Sea

The International Politics of the Red Sea

1st Edition

Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Emma C. Murphy
October 07, 2013

This pioneering book is the first comprehensive study of the Red Sea as a sub-region of the international system in its own right. Examining the international politics of the Red Sea region from the Cold War to the present day, it argues that the Red Sea area demonstrates the characteristics of a ...

Iran and the International System

Iran and the International System

1st Edition

Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Reza Molavi
September 23, 2013

Much attention in the West has focused on Iran as a problem country. This book challenges the representations of Iran as a hostile regional power led by ideologues, and goes further by discussing how international relations are viewed from inside Iran itself, outlining the factors which underpin ...

Palestinian Christians in Israel State Attitudes towards Non-Muslims in a Jewish State

Palestinian Christians in Israel: State Attitudes towards Non-Muslims in a Jewish State

1st Edition

Una McGahern
September 23, 2013

Although Christians form a significant proportion of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, very little research has, until now, been undertaken to examine their complicated position within Israel. This book demonstrates the limits of analyses which characterise state-minority relations in Israel...

Islam Encountering Globalisation

Islam Encountering Globalisation

1st Edition

Ali Mohammadi
August 08, 2002

One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the ...

Contested Sudan The Political Economy of War and Reconstruction

Contested Sudan: The Political Economy of War and Reconstruction

1st Edition

Ibrahim Elnur
May 15, 2012

Since gaining independence in 1956, Sudan has endured a troubled history, including the longest civil war in African history in Southern Sudan and more recent conflicts such as the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. This book explores this history of ensuing conflict, examining why Sudan failed to ...

Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulf The Abu Musa and Tunbs in Strategic Context

Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulf: The Abu Musa and Tunbs in Strategic Context

1st Edition

Kourosh Ahmadi
May 15, 2012

The position of the Persian Gulf as the main highway between East and West has long given this region special significance both within the Middle East and in global affairs more generally. This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s as great powers such as ...

Monetary Union in the Gulf Prospects for a Single Currency in the Arabian Peninsula

Monetary Union in the Gulf: Prospects for a Single Currency in the Arabian Peninsula

1st Edition

Emilie Rutledge
May 15, 2012

At a time of momentous shifts in the balance of world economic forces epitomized by the current oil price boom, the weakening US dollar and the global credit crunch; the meteoric rise of the Arabian peninsula cannot be understated. Neither, therefore, can their planned monetary union. As key ...

China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

1st Edition

Mohamed Mousa Mohamed Ali Bin Huwaidin
December 02, 2011

This book provides a detailed analysis of China's foreign policy towards the Gulf and Arabian peninsula region from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the end of the 20th century. Based on extensive original research, it looks at the relations between China and each of ...

Islam in the Eyes of the West Images and Realities in an Age of Terror

Islam in the Eyes of the West: Images and Realities in an Age of Terror

1st Edition

Tareq Y. Ismael, Andrew Rippin
October 06, 2011

From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York to the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the presence of Muslim communities in the West has generated security issues and major political concern. The government, the media, and the general public have raised questions ...

Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World

1st Edition

Ali Paya, John L Esposito
August 18, 2011

Iraq, democracy and Islam are powerful global forces which shape not only many aspects of the lives of Muslims, but the lives of other citizens of the world as well. This book explores many of the challenging questions posed by the interconnections between these three forces, concentrating on ...

Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiating Team

Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiating Team

1st Edition

Ghassan Khatib
June 30, 2011

Eight years after the second Palestinian uprising, the Oslo accords signed in 1993 seem to have failed. The reasons for the failure continue to fascinate students, politicians, researchers and policymakers alike. This book explores one of the major aspects of the bilateral peace process – the ...

Iran-Europe Relations Challenges and Opportunities

Iran-Europe Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Seyyed Hossein Mousavian
June 01, 2010

This book provides an assessment of relations between Iran and Europe, identifying the areas of common interest as well as the issues of conflict, whilst putting contemporary relations into their proper context with an account of their development since the early years of the twentieth century. ...

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