The July 2014 edition of Siyasat Arabia is the ninth edition of the bi-monthly policy journal published by the ACRPS. This latest edition of Siyasat Arabia includes the articles: “Iraq: the End of the Post-Invasion Concord” by Abdulwahhab Al Qassab; “The 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Iraq: An Analytical View of the Results Compared to Predictions” by Humaid Al Hashemi; “War: Legalization Versus Banning” by Shumama Kheireddine; “The Triumph of Geography at the Eastern Gate to Europe: Ukraine as a Flashpoint of Conflict” by Emad Kaddoura; “The Role of Women in the Muslim Brotherhood: a Review of the Factors and Transformations Following the Ouster of Mohammed Morsi” by Hani Sulieman; “Political Modernity and Political Modernizing: a Theoretical Approach to Overcoming the Gap” by Khaled Yamout; “Ideology and Identity of the Nation-State in the Aftermath of the Revolutions: from the Concurrence of the State and Nation to the State of its Citizens” by Hassan Tareq; “An Analysis of the Decline to Model the Impact of Oil Production on Democracy Understood through the Curse of Resources” by Dahman Abdulhaq and Jawahara Idriss; “Syria’s Presidential Elections Dash all Remaining Hopes of a Political Solution” and “Understanding the American Government’s Response to the Palestinian Consensus Government” both by the ACRPS’ Policy Analysis Unit; and “Attitudes of Syrian Refugees and Displaced Persons towards the Presidential Elections and Wider Current Affairs in Syria” a publication by the Arab Opinion Index team.


In addition to the above articles, the ninth issue of Siyasat Arabia features a number of book reviews, including: Mohammed Taifouri’s review of The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World by Larry Diamond and translated into Arabic by Abdelnour Khorafi; Alaa Bayoumi’s review of Rage Against the Machine: Political Opposition to Authoritarianism in Egypt written by Holger Albrecht; Khaled Mahmoud’s review of Turkey and Russia: from the Tradition of the Past to the Horizons of the Future written by Muammar Al Khouli; Nerouz Satik’s review of Protest Movements in the Arab Homeland: Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Bahrain, an ACRPS publication with collected writings from a number of authors. Ziad Mona reviewed both Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (translated from English into Arabic), and The Saudi Arabian Nationalist Movement: 1953-1973 by Sayed Ali Al Awami.

Finally, this issue of Siyasat Arabia also includes a chronological breakdown of significant steps taken toward democratization in the Arab World, as well as a background briefing on Palestinian affairs through May and June, 2014. Alongside these regular features, it also includes the proceedings of the ACRPS academic symposium on the 2014 Ukrainian crisis.


To buy this, earlier editions of Siyasat Arabia and other ACRPS periodicals, please visit the ACRPS Bookstore, here (link in Arabic).