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Table of Contents: Spring 2018, VOLUME 41,3

Prospects forWar and Peace in Syria

Editorial Foreword

Samer Abboud

Article One:

The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Approach to State and Economy in the Syrian Conflict

  Angela Joya

Article Two:

The Expatriate Syrian Businessmen in Anti-Assad Political Organizations

 Ching-An Chang

Article Three:

Contending with Hope and Heartbreak: Narrative, Knowledge, and Strategy in the Syrian Revolution

Ghaleb Attrache

Article Four:

Networks of Violence and the Urban Dimensions of Conflict in Aleppo

  Samer Abboud

Article Five:

Positive Peace in Context of the Syrian Crisis: Relevance of Galtung’s Theory

  Lakshmi Priya

Article Six:

Byzantium, Crusades and Native Eastern Christian Churches: Case of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch.

Georges Massé

Book Reviews
Nadia H. Barsoum

Angela Joya
Angela Joya holds a doctorate in political science and is currently an assistant professor of global political economy in the department of international studies at the University of Oregon.  She is currently completing her book project titled From Dispossession to Revolt: The Political Economy of Egypt under Mubarak. Her publications have appeared in Review of African Political Economy, Mediterranean Politics, Research in Political Economy, British Journal of Middle East Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science among others.

Ching-An Chang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh.  His chapter  The Syrian Uprising Vol 3: Late Trajectories and Consequences, edited by Jasmine Gani and Raymond Hinnebusch will be published  in 2019.

Ghaleb Attrache is a PhD student in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his work on the microfoundations of the Syrian revolution, his research has also explored intrastate conflict in the post-2013 Egyptian regime. He currently studies the role of spiritual and religious practices in humanitarian aid organizations' mental health services.

Samer Abboud earned his PhD from University of Exeter 2007. He published extensively on Syria’s political economy, including two monographs on Syrian trade and marketization. His work has been featured in a number of edited collections, including: Economic Transformation and Diffusion of Authoritarian Power in Syria (2012), Antinomies of Economic Governance in Contemporary Syria (with Fred Lawson, 2012); and Locating the “Social” in the Social Market Economy (forthcoming in 2013). His latest publication is Syria (polity, 2015). Abboud has contributed regularly to numerous media outlets, such as Al-Jazeera English, Huffington Post Live, and Jadaliyya.

Lakshmi Priya holds a PhD degree in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She is a researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).  Her areas of interest are the status of women in Syria under Hafiz al Assad, 1970-2000 and India’s relations with Syria, 1991-2008. Her recent publications include: “Legitimacy of Baath in Syria and Gramscian idea of Cultural Hegemony, Social Action, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2017, New Delhi, India. “Feminist Movement in Syria” in Journal of West Asian Studies, Vol 31, Issue 1, 2017 Aligarh, India; “Political Participation of Women in Syria”, Women’s Link  Vol. 23, No 1, 2017 New Delhi, India.

Georges Massé is a professor at the American University of Science and Technology (Beirut-Lebanon)

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