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Mullahs Merchants And Militants

Author : Stephen Glain
ISBN : 9781466873575
Genre : History
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A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated the global economy in ways Western multinationals and the dollar do today. A thousand years later, Arab states are in decay. Official corruption and ineptitude have eroded state authority and created a vacuum that militant Islam has rushed to fill. In Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants, Glain takes us on a journey through the heart of what were once the great Islamic caliphates, the countries now known as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Iraq and Egypt, to illustrate how a once prosperous and enlightened civilization finds itself at a crossroads between a Dark Age and a New Dawn. As late as a century ago, what we call the Levant was a prosperous trading bloc. By carving the region into proxy states and emirates after the First World War, the Western powers Balkanized and undermined the Levantine economy. That in turn prepared the ground for a regional autocracy that rejected economic openness and religious tolerance, qualities that had made the old Islamic caliphates great. Today the Arab world has opted out of the global economy, with tragic consequences. It is up to the new generation of leaders -- and the Western governments that created the modern Middle East -- to reverse the sclerosis and revive the region.

An Introduction To The Modern Middle East Student Economy Edition

Author : David Sorenson
ISBN : 9780429973796
Genre : Political Science
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An overview of the history, religion, political economy, and politics of the Middle East, with individual chapters devoted to each of the countries in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa.

Arab Women In Arab News

Author : Amal Al-Malki
ISBN : 9781780931241
Genre : Social Science
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This book addresses east-west understandings of Arab women as portrayed through translated media. The vast majority of media studies on Arab women are western-based. They study the effect of western stereotypes in western media depictions of Arab women. There is a vast scholarly literature tracing western stereotypes of Arab women from medieval times to the present. From 1800, the dominant western stereotype of Arab women depicts them as passive and oppressed. Thirty years of social science media research in the west has shown that media images of Arab women reinforce this two hundred year old stereotype. Much of this research has studied silent "image bites" of Arab women, where women are pictured in veils and their own voices are replaced by western captions or voice-overs. This book sets out to answer this question. To answer it, we contracted with a global news translation service from the Middle East to collect and translate a sample of 22 months of new summaries from 103 Arab media sources belonging to 22 Arab countries. Filtering the summaries that contained one or more female keywords (e.g., woman, mother, aunt, sister, she) yielded 2, 061 summaries between September 2005 and June of 2007. Using the 2,061 summaries as input data, a coding scheme was developed for "active" and "passive" female behaviors based on verb-phrase analysis and conventions of English-language news-reporting.

Globalization And Social Disorder

Author : Stephen T. Boggs
ISBN : 9781456849542
Genre : Business & Economics
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Like some ancient god devouring his subjects the modern world economy makes people into devoted consumers everywhere it penetrates and in so doing dissolves the bonds that have made societies viable in the past. Manufacture and trade shift continually from one country and region to another, dispossessing people from the land and sending them to cities in search of opportunities that cease to exist within a single generation. Reviewing what is known about suicide bombers the book evaluates the hypothesis that the resulting moral and psychological crisis causes some individuals to engage in violent attacks upon imagined enemies.

Kill Khalid

Author : Paul McGeough
ISBN : 9781595585011
Genre : History
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Traces the 1997 assassination attempt on Khalid Mishal by the Mossad, the high-level negotiations that included an intervention by Bill Clinton to save his life, and Mishal's subsequent orchestrations of deadly Hamas attacks.

Pakistan Development Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951D027765696
Genre : Economic policy
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375003
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Iraq Reconstruction

Author : Javed Ahmad Khan
ISBN : 8178271974
Genre : History
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Handbook Of Us Middle East Relations

Author : Robert E. Looney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133014329
Genre : Education
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One of the main tasks facing the Barack Obama Administration in the USA is that of improving the image of the country in the Middle East region. During the George W. Bush Administration, US relations with most countries in the region declined to an all-time low. There is, among the general publics of many countries considered central to the US efforts to combat terrorism, a deep distrust of the USA. Even in countries, such as Kuwait, that have long been considered relatively pro-American, support for the US has declined dramatically. Central to improved USa "Middle East relations is a better understanding of the critical factors shaping views and perspectives throughout the broader Middle East. To this end, this Handbook of USa "Middle East Relations draws on the insights and experiences of many of the leading experts in the field. The thirty-five essays in this volume examine USa "Middle East relations from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. a [ The first section provides a broad overview of many of the key issues and policies that have helped, either directly or indirectly, to shape US relationships with the region as a whole, including economics, oil, war, globalization and Islamic groups. a [ The second section examines perceptions of USa "Middle East relationships from various perspectives, both within and outside the region. a [ The third section focuses on the unique aspects of the US relationship with each of the regiona (TM)s countries. In all, the essays in this volume cover the whole spectrum of USa "Middle East relations. The editor and authors hope that they will help shed light on this vital, yet still often misunderstood, region of the world. The book does not represent any particular political or ideological position. Instead, each author has sought objectively to seek a deeper understanding of the complexity and subtlety of forces that have all too often eluded US policymakers.

The Nation

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Genre : United States
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