The Journal for politics, economics, and culture of the Middle East published by the German Orient-Institute





ORIENT II 2011: Iraq

Professor Robert Springborg
Democratic Beacon in Iraq: A Dim Light Indeed

Dr. Reidar Visser
Policing a Messy Federation: The Role of the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court, 2005 – 2010

Dr. Jalil Roshandel
Jihadi Factions in Iraq

Dr. Shak Hanish
The Kirkuk Problem in Iraq: Is There A Solution?

Professor Nadje Al-Ali
Iraqi Women: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Layla Al-Zubaidi
The Struggle over Women’s Rights and the Personal Status Law: A Test Case for Democracy in Iraq

Dr. Magnus T. Bernhardsson
From Christian Mission to ‘Mission Impossible’: The United States in Iraq

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ORIENT I 2011: The Gulf Region

Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber
Political Reform in the Gulf Monarchies: Making Family Dynasties Ready for the 21st Century

Dr. Wanda Krause
Women in the Arab Gulf: Redefining Participation and Socio-Political Consequences

Professor Simon C. Smith
British Policy and the End of Empire in the Gulf

Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Security Policy of the Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar

Paul Aarts
Maintaining Authoritarianism: The Jerky Path of Political Reform in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Frauke Heard-Bey
Hard Choices: The United Arab Emirates’ Development from Obscurity to Prominence

Dr. Christopher M. Davidson
Dubai’s Diversification: From Boom to Bust

Dr. Gail L. Zellman, Dr. Louay Constant, and Dr. Charles A. Goldman
K-12 Education Reform in Qatar

John Everington
Tribal Norms as National Culture in Qatar: The State’s Re-Imagining of ‘ardhas

Professor Soumyen Bandyopadhyay
Spatial Implications of Omani Tribal Dynamics: Harat al-Bilad in Manah Oasis

Florian Broschk
Religious Law, State Law and the Challenges of Modernity in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Case of Artificial Reproduction

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ORIENT IV 2010: Central Asia

Dr. Stephen Aris
Striking a Delicate Balance: The Foreign Policy Strategies of the Central Asian Republics

Dr. Hooman Peimani
Energy Security in Central Asia in a Multi-Polar World: An Overview

Dr. Emmanuel Karagiannis
Political Islam in Central Asia: On the Trail of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Dr. Aser Babajew
Political Transition in the Muslim Caucasus: Azerbaijan’s post-Soviet Development between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Sophie Roche and Aksana Ismailbekova
Demography and Patronage. The Dynamics of the Youth Bulge in Kyrgyzstan

Professor Dr. Martin Spechler
Uzbekistan: A Successful Authoritarian Economy Assistant

Professor Dr. A. Christian van Gorder
Interreligious and Intercultural Challenges Facing the Ethnic Germans of Kazakhstan: An Overview

Dr. Diana Altner
A Short History of Muslims and Islam in Central Tibet

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