edition of Siyasat Arabiya, the ACRPS’ journal devoted to the study of
political science, international affairs and strategic studies was published in
December, 2017. Research papers carried in this latest edition include:
”What defines Terrorism?
The Identity of the Victim or that of the Victimizer?,” by Azmi Bishara; “Qatar's Humanitarian Aid to Palestine,” by
Elia Zureik; “Consociationalism and Shia Political Islam in Iraq: Problems in
Discourse and Challenges to Diversity,” by Akeel Abbas; ”Hamas in British Political
Discourse: A One-Sided View,” by Adeeb Ziadeh; ” ASEAN as a Security Community: Between Assumption and
Reality Testimony,” by Achour Guechi; and “Kurds and the Syrian Revolution,” by Abdulbaset Sieda.
In the special section
devoted to the Arab Opinion Index, Dana El Kurd contributes “State Capacity and
its Impact on Public Opinion.” Other fixtures include “Milestones in Democratic
Transition in the Arab World,” “Palestine over Two Months,” and a number of
book reviews and critiques. These include: Haytham Mouzahem’s review of Olivier Roy’s Le
Djihad et la Mort; Nael Georges’ review of William Taylor’s "Military
Responses to the Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in
the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria"; Abdou
Moussa’s review of the conference "The Youth, Generational Shift and
Democratic Transition in Arab Countries" and Ahmed Qassem Hussein’s review
of the ACRPS conference "Christian
Arabs in the Greater Mashreq: Determinants of Continuity, Emigration and Forced
Further details can be
found on the Siyasat Arabiya webpage.