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Table of Contents: Winter 2021, VOLUME 44.2

Iraq’s Negotiations during the Trump Presidency

Role of Religion in a Modern Muslim State

Israel and Armenia


Article One:

Baghdad in the Middle: Iraq’s Negotiation of its Constrained Sovereignty during the Trump Presidency

  Ibrahim Al-Marashi


Article Two:

Role of Religion in a Modern Muslim State: A Debate on  the      Objectives Resolution

    Farooq Ahmad Dar


Article Three:

     Israel and Armenia:  So Near Experientially, But So Far Away Geopolitically?

    Michael B. Bishku


Article Four:

The Plight of the Bangladeshi Women Migrants in the Middle   East

  Ala Uddin


Book Reviews
Nadia H. Barsoum

 Ibrahim Al-Marashi PhD, Associate Professor of Middle East history at California State University San Marcos and visiting professor at the IE University School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid, Spain. He is co-author of Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History (Routledge, 2008), The Modern History of Iraq (Routledge 2017), and A Concise History of the Middle East (Routledge, 2018).

Farooq Ahmad Dar: PhD, Associate Professor at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been a visiting fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. His fields of interest are Jinnah Studies, Indian Nationalism and Political and Constitutional History of Pakistan. He published several articles in national and international journals. He has authored two books: Jinnah’s Pakistan: Formation and Challenges of a State was published from Oxford University Press in 2014 and Communal Riots in the Punjab, 1947 was published from NIHCR in 2003. Farooq Ahmad is a motivational speaker and is involved in the inspirational activities for physically challenged people.

Michael B. Bishku;PhD, professor of Middle Eastern and African history at Augusta University in Georgia, USA.  He is the former president of both the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies and the Association of Global South Studies.  Dr. Bishku has published numerous articles on Middle Eastern and African history and politics, including Israeli and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Ala Uddin: PhD, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chittagong. His major research dealt with the survival strategies of these indigenous peoples affected by outsiders (i.e. settler Bengalis) encroaching on their land. He worked on religious pluralism, street vending, health & culture, migration & diaspora, social forestry, and the Rohingya crisis. He have co-authored a book entitled, Theoretical Anthropology (in Bengali), and published a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Social tropologyJournal of Refugee StudiesEthnopoliticsAsian EthnicityAsian SurveyDevelopment in Practice). My ongoing research works include: the plight of the Rohingya, gerontology (elderly people), and the Covid-19 situation.


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