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Table of Contents: Winter 2021, VOLUME 44.2

  • Iraq’s Negotiations during the Trump Presidency
  • Communal Dimensions of the Arab Spring
  • 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:

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

Michael B. Bishku


Article Three:

Communal Dimensions of the Arab Spring:State and Non-State Logics in Current Middle East Politics Communal

Shaul Misha & Eliran Bar-El


Article Four:

The Plight of the Bangladeshi Women Migrants in the Middle East

M 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).

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.

Shaul Mishal Professor at the School of Political Science Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC-Herzliya, Israel. The MACMILLAN Center, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University, US

Eliran Bar-El, PhD, is a sociologist of knowledge based at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. His research interests are knowledge production and intellectual interventions, and his publications include Multiplitism: Set Theory and Sociology (forthcoming, Palgrave) and “If at First You don’t Succeed” (British Journal of Sociology). He is a translator in the philosophy series for Resling Publishing, where his translations include Slavoj Žižek's "Demanding the Impossible" (2013) and Terry Eagleton’s "The Meaning of Life" (2007).

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 has 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). His ongoing research works include: the plight of the Rohingya, gerontology (elderly people), and the Covid-19 situation.


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