Post Tagged with: "lebanon"

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Kasturi Sen discusses Syria’s healthcare system, derides the humanitarian costs of economic sanctions, and stresses the need for interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Interview – Nazih Richani

Interview – Nazih Richani

Nazih Richani discusses his extensive studies of asymmetric civil wars, the complex interdependencies of the Syrian conflict, and the possibility of peace in Colombia.

Refugees as Contributors to Peace

Refugees as Contributors to Peace

Finding solutions to refugee situations is a struggle of the politically excluded for political inclusion. Resolving displacement inextricably links with achieving peace.

Contextualizing the Current Social Protest Movement in Lebanon

Contextualizing the Current Social Protest Movement in Lebanon

Social movements that seek to combat corruption in Lebanon face a large number of obstacles when attempting to apply strategies suitable to change the system.

Cosmopolitanism in Akkar? Why the Role of Host Families Is Significant

Cosmopolitanism in Akkar? Why the Role of Host Families Is Significant

Lebanese hospitality has implications for thinking about humanitarianism, the relation between communities and the state, and communities and the international

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam, Islamic State/ISIS, and challenges common understandings on the issue of Islam and democracy.

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Ethnic motivations underlying Hizbullah’s politics acting upon the perceived interests of the Shiite community in Lebanon are likely to further erode its legitimacy.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The legacy left by the Islamic State may indeed be the creation of a new state in the region – but it is more likely to be a Kurdish state than one of its own.

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

The launch of missiles and public provocation against Israel give Hizbollah, Iran and Syria much prestige without risking any significant retaliation due to the current election season.

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