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Table of Contents: Fall 2020, VOLUME 44.1




Impact of world war II on Egyptian societyAl-QAIDA’S STATE IN YEMEN


Article One

Building an Islamic State: The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaida’s State in Yemen 2011-2012
Norman Cigar

Article Two

Impact of World War II on Egyptian Society and on Sayyid Qudb 1939-1944
Adnan A. Musallam

Article Three

Just War Theory: the international coalition's war against the Islamic State
Hawre Hasan Hama

Article Four

Insecurity Communities of South Asia and the Middle East: Consequences of US Foreign Policy
Majid Sharifi

Book Reviews
Nadia H. Barsoum

NORMAN CIGAR retired from the Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, where, as Professor of Strategic Studies, he had taught military theory, strategy & policy, low intensity conflict, seapower, nuclear warfare, and Middle East regional studies. He is the author of Blurring the Line between Countering Terrorism and Countering Dissent: The Case of Saudi Arabia, published by The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.

Adnan A. Musallam is Associate Professor (Retired / Active)Bethlehem University in the Holy LandBethlehem, PNA, Palestine.

Hawre Hasan Hama is a lecturer at University of Sulaimani, College of Political Science, and visiting lecturer at Tishk International University, International Relations and Diplomacy department, Sulaimani. Hawre’s articles have appeared in a variety of leading journals, including Ethnopolitics, Middle Eastern Studies, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Journal of Asian and African Studies. He is a Ph.D. student in International Relations at the University of Sulaimani. Email Address:


Majid Sharifi, Ph.D. is Professor and also the Director of the International Affairs Program at Eastern Washington University. He is the author of the 2013 book Imagining Iran: the Tragedy of Subaltern Nationalism. His latest book, Insecurity Communities of South Asia and the Middle East is being published by Routlege Press.His teaching focuses on US foreign policy, politics of the Middle East, politics of development, and politics of organized violence.

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