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Survival Migration
Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement
Alexander Betts
Betts develops the concept of "survival migration" to highlight the recent phenomenon of people fleeing failed or fragile states that are unable or unwilling to ensure their basic rights.



Troubled Waters
Insecurity in the Persian Gulf
Mehran Kamrava
Troubled Waters looks at four dynamics in the Persian Gulf that have contributed to making the region one of the most volatile and tension-filled spots in the world. Mehran Kamrava identifies the four dynamics as: the neglect of human dimensions of security, the inherent instability involved in reliance on the United States and the exclusion of...



Unclear Physics
Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons
Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer
Many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, but few manage to acquire them. Autocrats seeking nuclear weapons fail in different ways and to varying degrees—Iraq almost managed it; Libya did not come close. In Unclear Physics, Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer compares the two failed nuclear weapons...



Unsettled States, Disputed Lands
Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza
Ian S. Lustick



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.



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb
Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies by contrasting Kuwait and the...






Warlords
Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States
Kimberly Marten
Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for...



What Rebels Want
Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime
Jennifer M. Hazen
Hazen challenges the commonly held view that rebel groups can get what they want, when they want it, and when they most need it, offering a better understanding of rebel group capacity and options for war and war termination.



When Victory Is Not an Option
Islamist Movements in Arab Politics
Nathan J. Brown
In When Victory Is Not an Option, Nathan J. Brown focuses on Islamist movements in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine, showing that uncertain benefits lead to uncertain changes.



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