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





ORIENT III 2011: Historical Changes in the Near and Middle East

Dr. Mohammed A. Bamyeh
Arab Revolutions and the Making of a New Patriotism

Professor Dr. Dr. Peter Scholz
Legal Aspects of the Political Change in the Middle East

Dr. Isabel Schäfer
Europe’s Mediterranean Policy and the Arab Spring

Dr. Musa Shteiwi
Arab Women and the Arab Spring: The Revolution within

Dr. Ayşe Zarakol
Turkey and the Arab World: A Reconvergence of Destinies

Dr. Özlem Tür
Deepening Syrian-Turkish-Relations in the 2000s: Common Security Concerns, Economic Integration and Limitations

Dr. Carsten Wieland
Syrian Scenarios and the Levant’s Insecure Future

Konstantin Kosten
“Tunes tunest, Iran nemitunest” Reconciliation as a Tool for Peaceful Change in Iran?

Niklas Hünseler
Islamist and Democrat? Rachid al-Ghannouchi’s Concept of an ‘Islamic Democracy’ and his Perspectives in post-Ben Ali Tunisia

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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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