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  • Israel�s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World: Engaging the Periphery book cover

    Israel�s Foreign Policy Beyond the Arab World

    Engaging the Periphery, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Loup Samaan

    For over 60 years, Israel’s foreign policy establishment has looked at its regional policy through the lens of a geopolitical concept named "the periphery doctrine." The idea posited that due to the fundamental hostility of neighboring Arab countries, Israel ought to counterbalance this threat…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya: Transition and constraint book cover

    Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya

    Transition and constraint, 1st Edition

    By Carmen Geha

    Lebanon and Libya have undergone critical political events in recent years. However, demands for reform from civic institutions during these transitions have not led to concrete political decisions. Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya reveals the deeply-entrenched historical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Israel, the Arabs and Iran: International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016 book cover

    Israel, the Arabs and Iran

    International Relations and Status Quo, 2011-2016, 1st Edition

    By Ehud Eilam

    Israel borders four states – Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, and two entities – the Palestinian authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza stip. In recent years, despite incidents on the border with Syria and Egypt, the basic strategic status quo with these countries has not changed, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 book cover

    Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria

    The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017, 1st Edition

    By Akali Omeni

    This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan: Building and Undermining the State book cover

    Aid Paradoxes in Afghanistan

    Building and Undermining the State, 1st Edition

    By Nematullah Bizhan

    The relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors’ interests, aid modalities and the recipient’s pre-existing institutional and socio-political conditions. This book argues that, in the case of Afghanistan, the country inherited…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict book cover

    Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Svenja Gertheiss

    With their homelands at war, can Diasporas lead the way to peace, or do they present an obstacle to conflict resolution, nurturing hate far away from those who actually fall victim to violence? And which of these roles do the Jewish and Palestinian diaspora communities play in the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy: A Study in Tradition and Survival book cover

    The Jewish Origins of Israeli Foreign Policy

    A Study in Tradition and Survival, 1st Edition

    By Shmuel Sandler

    The conventional understanding of Israeli foreign policy has been that it is a relatively new phenomenon, with some claiming that the ‘Jewish People’ is an invention by mid-19th century Jewish historians, or simply an ‘imagined community’. This book disputes these claims by demonstrating that the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
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  • The Arab Lobby and the US: Factors for Success and Failure book cover

    The Arab Lobby and the US

    Factors for Success and Failure, 1st Edition

    By Dania Koleilat Khatib

    All the components needed to construct an Arab lobby exist; the significant Arab Diaspora in the US, the historic strategic relationship between Arab Gulf States and the US, and the Gulf’s economic wealth. However, lobbying is alien to Arab culture and largely absent from its political landscape.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Japan�s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships book cover

    Japan�s Search for Strategic Security Partnerships

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gauri Khandekar, Bart Gaens

    As tensions between China and Japan increase, including over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan has adopted under Prime Minister Abe a new security posture. This involves, internally, adapting Japan’s constitutional position on defence and, externally, building stronger international…

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    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Jihad in Palestine: Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict book cover

    Jihad in Palestine

    Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Shaul Bartal

    The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world’s political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on the rise of Hamas, this return has in fact manifested itself in a range of independent…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
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  • The Israeli Conflict System: Analytic Approaches book cover

    The Israeli Conflict System

    Analytic Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harvey Starr, Stanley Dubinsky

    The Middle East conflict system is perhaps the world’s most important and intractable problem area, whose developments carry global consequences. An effective investigation of the context and change in the region calls for a melding of academic approaches, methods and findings with policy oriented…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine book cover

    Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine

    1st Edition

    By Aida Essaid

    A fundamental aspect of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is the territorial dispute which began long before the State of Israel was established. Analysing the land tenure system in Palestine under the administration of the British Mandate, this book questions whether, and to what…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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