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

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01/10/21

Orient IV 2021

Heinrich Kreft
Will China become the new dominant actor in the broader Middle East?

Yahia H. Zoubir
China’s foreign policy pragmatism and influence in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

Radosław Fiedler
US-Egyptian relations after the Arab Spring

Roland Dannreuther
Russia and the Middle East: The quest for recognition

Chiara Lovotti
Russia in a post-American Middle East: The shaping of a new regional order

Ekaterina Stepanova
Russia’s regional balancing and interests in the Middle East: Benefits, risks and implications for Europe

Debasish Nandy
Revisiting India’s Middle East policy: Diplomacy, politics, strategy and business

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01/07/21

Orient III 2021

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
GCC states’ foreign policy and regional role

Mahjoob Zweiri and Thomas Bonnie James
The Al-Ula rapprochement: What is next?

Gawdat Bahgat
The 2017-2021 Gulf rift: Strategic implications and the way forward

Simon Mabon and Mustafa Menshawy
The blockade, Islamism and intra-sectarian tensions: Explaining Saudi-Qatari tensions

Christopher M. Davidson
Saudi Arabia’s new politics: Understanding rapprochement

Fatiha Dazi-Héni
Saudi Arabian regional policy

Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Benjamin Houghton and Mirdef Alqashouti
Iran’s role in Gulf politics

Cinzia Bianco and Tobias Borck
The perception of Iran in the foreign policy-making

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01/04/21

Orient II 2021

Joas Wagemakers
Making definitional sense of Islamism

Clara-Auguste Süß and Irene Weipert-Fenner
Socio-economic factors of radicalisation in Tunisia and Egypt: What we (don’t) know

Giulia Cimini and Claudia De Martino
Disentangling membership of Islamist parties in a post-ideological political arena: The PJD, Ennahda and Ra’am compared

Esen Kirdiş
The rise of Islamic political movements and parties

Mohammed-Ali Adraoui
Islam in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy

Hanlie Booysen
The role of the moderate Islamist Muslim Brotherhood in a future Syria

Rayan Haddad
Hezbollah within and beyond Lebanon

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01/01/21

Orient I 2021

Francesco Cavatorta
Lessons from political transitions in the Arab world: A citizens’ perspective

Ragnar Weilandt
Tunisia is a beacon of hope, but things can still go terribly wrong

Zouhir Gabsi
Tunisian youth: Demands for dignity in the context of challenging socio-political and economic upheaval

Kirstie Lynn Dobbs
Civil society as revolutionary diplomats?: Foreign policy after the Arab Spring

Vincent Durac
Civil society, social mobilisation and the Arab Spring

Abdelmalek El Kadoussi, Bouziane Zaid and Mohammed Ibahrine
Traditional media, digital platforms and social protests in post-Arab Spring Morocco

James M. Dorsey
Middle East futures: Decade(s) of defiance and dissent

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01/10/20

Orient IV 2020

Stefan Lukas
The reconstruction of Syria: The winners share the loot

Jon D. Unruh
Reconstruction-induced land and property restitution in post-war Syria: The problem with sanctions

Isabel Bramsen
How did the Syrian uprising become militarised?

David Ribar and Ethan B. Kapstein
Explaining rebel behaviour during the Syrian Civil War

Kholoud Mansour
The myth of return

Erwin van Veen, Engin Yüksel and Haşim Tekineş
Waiting for blowback: The Kurdish question and Turkey’s new regional militarism

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01/07/20

Orient III 2020

Larbi Sadiki and Layla Saleh
Reflexive politics and Arab ‘risk society’? COVID-19 and issues of public health

Adam Hoffman
Fighting the first corona war: The securitisation of the coronavirus in the Middle East

Nassim El Achi
Strengthening health research: What are the insights from conflict-affected settings in the MENA region?

Luigi Narbone
The COVID-19 pandemic: One more challenge for Iran

Eleonora Ardemagni
War fighters, not health defenders: Yemen’s Houthis differ from Shia militias on COVID-19

Matthew Hedges
Power consolidation through turmoil: COVID-19 in the GCC

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01/04/20

Orient II 2020

Ezzeddine Abdelmoula
How sustainable is the Tunisian democratic exception?

Jessica Ayesha Northey and Latefa Narriman Guemar
The Algerian Hirak: Youth mobilisation, elections and prospects for reform

Katharina Konarek
Israel and its electoral system

Ellinor Zeino
Peace versus democracy? The US peace deal with the Taliban in the context of Afghanistan’s government crisis

Ömer Faruk Gençkaya and Pinar Dikmen
Election security in Turkey

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01/01/20

Orient I 2020

Iyad Dhaoui
Youth unemployment and social inclusion in MENA countries: Challenges and patterns

Manfred A. Lange
Climate change and the water-energy nexus in the MENA region

Tobias Zumbrägel
Beyond greenwashing: Sustaining power through sustainability in the Arab Gulf monarchies

Katharina Nicolai
Sustainable development and environmental policy in the Middle East and North Africa

Larbi Sadiki and Layla Saleh
Rethinking unsustainability in Tunisia’s sustainable development

Lea Zgheib, Nay Karam and Nadim Farajalla
SDGs and water management in the MENA region: A comparative analysis of Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia

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01/10/19

Orient IV 2019

Rayan Haddad
Lebanon and the plight of living under volcanoes

Curtis R. Ryan
Jordan: Stability and instability in the Hashemite Kingdom

Michael Semple
Locating the Uzbek narrative of social justice within the Afghan Taliban movement’s political culture

Ruth Hanau Santini
The state of dis-Union: The EU and Europe in the MENA region since 2011

Wolfgang Pusztai
Key factors of instability in Libya

Zeinab Abul-Magd
The military, the economy, and social instability in Egypt under al-Sisi

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01/07/19

Orient III 2019

Salim Çevik
Municipal elections and its long-term impact

Charlotte Joppien
Turkey’s 2019 municipal elections

Sübidey Togan
Structural reforms in Turkey

Kerem Öktem
Politics after Turkey’s exit from democracy

Funda Tekin
Turkey and the EU: From accession to estrangement?

Özlem Tür
Turkish foreign policy and the Syrian crisis: Challenges, opportunities and shifting alliances

Ergin Günes
Refugees as an instrument of Turkish power politics

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01/04/19

Orient II 2019

Christopher Phillips
International actors in the Syrian conflict

Kristina Kausch
Balancing Trumpism: Transatlantic divergence in the Middle East

Michael M. Gunter
The recent Kurdish struggle

Eleonora Ardemagni
Yemen’s nested conflict(s): Layers, geographies and feuds

Wolfgang Pusztai
Conflict resolution in Libya: What works?

Imad Salamey
Mitigating MENA communitarian conflicts through power sharing options

Sneha Roy
Macro analysis of gendered discourse in conflict resolution in MENA

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01/01/19

Orient I 2019

Anoushiravan Ehteshami
After the West: Russia and China in the Middle East

Robert Springborg
Globalisation and contentious politics in the MENA

James M. Dorsey
Geopolitics dominate Middle Eastern sports

Margret Johannsen
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict in its eighth decade

Jérôme Drevon
Transnational armed Salafi Jihadi networks: Emergence and development

Omar Eleish
The dilemma of counter-terrorism mechanisms in the MENA

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