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Algeria in Others' Languages
For decades the superimposition of languages in Algeria has had growing cultural and political consequences. The relations between identity and language, already complicated before independence, became all the more entangled after 1962 when the new...



Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, together with experts on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria, explore how the formation and transformation of national and state identities affect the foreign policy behavior of Middle Eastern states.



Libya since Independence
Oil and State-building
Dirk Vandewalle
Vandewalle supplies a detailed analysis of Libya's political and economic development since the country's independence in 1951.



The Price of Wealth
Economies and Institutions in the Middle East
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry
Kiren Aziz Chaudhry shows how state and market institutions are created and transformed in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, two countries that typify labor and oil exporters in the developing worlds.



The Dual Nature of Islamic Fundamentalism
Johannes Jansen
Fundamentalism fuses religion and politics, and in this compelling book Johannes J. G. Jansen describes and analyzes from original Arabic sources the Islamic incarnation of such a fusion. He offers comparisons with millenarian and revivalist...



Why Syria Goes to War
Thirty Years of Confrontation
Fred Lawson
Rejecting conventional explanations for Syrian foreign policy, which emphasize the personalities and attitudes of leaders, cultural factors peculiar to Arab societies, or the machinations of the great powers, Fred H. Lawson describes key shifts in...



The Vanished Imam
Musa al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon
Fouad Ajami
Ajami resurrects the Shia's neglected history, both distant and recent, and interweaves the life and work of Musa al Sadr with the larger strands of the Shia past.



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