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





ORIENT II 2016: Salafism in the Near and Middle East

Farid Hafez
Salafism: A historical approach

Roel Meijer
Salafism and the challenge of modern politics

Khalil Al-Anani
Political Salafism in Egypt

Ashraf El Sherif
Revolutionary Islamists and the politics of wait and desperation in Egypt

Joas Wagemakers
Salafi scholarly views on gender-mixing (ikhtilāṭ) in Saudi Arabia

Anouar Boukhars
The politics of North African Salafism

Add to basket

ORIENT I 2016: The regional refugee crisis in the Middle East – causes, current challenges and perspectives

Luigi Achilli
Back to Syria? Conflicting patterns of mobility among Syrian refugees in Jordan

Rabih Shibli
Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Mona Christophersen
Jordan and the Syrian refugees

Maysa Ayoub
The situation of the Syrian refugees in Egypt

Kılıç Buǧra Kanat
Turkey’s Syrian refugees

Ömer Karasapan
Syria’s displaced women and girls

AKM Ahsan Ullah
Refugee mobility: causes and perspective in the Middle East

Add to basket

ORIENT IV 2015: Regional powers and conflict in the Middle East

Julien Barnes-Dacey
Proxy wars: the regional struggle for Syria and Iraq

Mohammed Ayoob
Elucidating conflict structures in the Middle East

Robert Mason
US, EU and Russian Middle East policy

Adam Baron
Yemen: a proxy war?

Wolfgang Pusztai
Libya: another conflict without solution?

Curtis R. Ryan
Jordan in the crossfire of Middle East conflicts

Rayan Haddad
Shifting from consensus on Iraq to agonistic struggle over Syria

Florence Gaub
Middle Eastern multipolarity in movement

Add to basket

ORIENT III 2015: Political developments in Israel and Palestine

Margret Johannsen
Seeking recognition: Palestinian state-building beyond Oslo

Ilan Pappé
The search for a new paradigm: Past and present critical trends in Israeli historiography

Omar Shaban
From exchange of rockets to exchange of messages: Analysing the relations between Hamas and Israel

Peter Lintl
Understanding coalition formation in Israel: Party positions and cleavages in light of the 2015 election

Michael Borchard
Waking up with Bibi: How stable is the Israeli government?

Benedetta Berti
The evolving role of Hamas: Recasting labels?

Gerald M. Steinberg
Conflict or conflict management in Israeli-Palestinian relations?

Add to basket

ORIENT II 2015: Political developments in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

Frédéric Volpi
The Arab Uprisings and the political trajectories of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

Alexander Peter Martin
Agents of change: Civil society in post-revolutionary Tunisia

Francesco Cavatorta and Marie-Eve Desrosiers
State-society relations in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

Abdeslam Maghraoui
The stabilising effect of turbulence in authoritarian regimes
How the Moroccan monarchy ducked the Arab Spring

Michael Bauer
Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco: Precarious stabilisation under different circumstances

Add to basket

ORIENT I 2015: Turkish foreign policy – Iraq, Syria and the Kurds in the region

Dr. Philip Robins
Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East: Swimming out of its depth?

Prof. Dr. Raymond Hinnebusch
Back to enmity: Turkey-Syria relations since the Syrian Uprising

Dr. Özlem Tür
Turkey and the Syrian crisis: Deepening regional and domestic challenges

Dr. Hasan Kösebalaban
Turkey in the Middle East: Ideals and realities

Prof. Dr. Gökhan Bacik
How the Arab Spring transformed Turkey’s Kurdish Issue

Salih Dogan and Mustafa Demir
Turkey’s policy in Iraq and its effect on the struggle with the PKK

Bill Park
Turkey’s dual relationship with Iraq
Ankara, Baghdad and Erbil

Add to basket

ORIENT IV 2014: Iraq

Dr. Reidar Visser
Shiite Politics in Iraqi Government Formation, 2006-2014

Dr. Christoph Günther
Obey the emerging caliphate: The ideological framework of the “Islamic State” in Iraq and the Levant

PD Dr. habil Gülistan Gürbey
The effects of the Islamist advance in Iraq on the Kurds

Ali Fathollah-Nejad
Iran’s Policy towards Post-Saddam Iraq

Dr. Achim Rohde
Ruining a Country: The Politics of Ethno-Sectarian Divisions in Iraq

Professor Dr. Ferhad Ibrahim Seyder
The IS War in Kurdistan

Add to basket

ORIENT III 2014: Afghanistan

Meena Singh Roy and Dr. Christian Wagner
Political Transition in Afghanistan: Imperatives for India and Pakistan

Dr. Katja Mielke
What inhibits and enables Afghans’ social mobility? On the limits of community organization and mobilization in Afghanistan

Dr. Stefan Oswald and Dr. Babak Khalatbari
Presidential Elections 2014 – A Game Changer for Afghanistan’s Development Perspectives?

Philipp Münch and Thomas Ruttig
Between Negotiations and Ongoing Resistance: The Situation of the Afghan Insurgency

Adrienne Woltersdorf
Die afghanische Zivilgesellschaft und die Gewerkschaften

Dr. Farhan Mujahid Chak
Islam, the West and ‘Man’ in the State of Nature

Add to basket

ORIENT II 2014: Iran

Professor Dr. Roswitha Badry
Reflections of an Outsider on the Current Situation of pro-Women’s Rights Activism in Iran

Dr. Nadia von Maltzahn
One Side of the Coin: The Official Sphere of Syrian-Iranian Cultural Relations

Sasan Aghlani
A House Built on Sand: Rouhani’s Approach to the Nuclear Issue from a Critical Perspective

Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh
Limits of religious freedom in Iran: persecution of Baha’i

Dr. Bianca Devos
Iran’s Cultural Policy under the Pahlavis, 1925-1979

Dr. Mostafa Dolatyar
Rouhani’s Administration: a chance for the West to change its foreign policy paradigm

Dr. Bernd Kaussler
Giving Diplomacy a Chance: US-Iranian Relations and the Joint Plan of Action

Add to basket

ORIENT I 2014: Turkey

Professor Hamit Bozarslan
The Kurdish issue in Turkey of 2010’s

Dr. Yasar Aydin
Reflections on the Gezi Park Protests in Turkey – Socio-Political Factors and Subjective Motives

Dr. Güneş Murat Tezcür
Three Dynamics of Democratization in Turkey: The EU, Elite Rivalries, and Contentious Mobilization

PD Dr. habil. Gülistan Gürbey
Zwischen autoritärer Staatsführung und begrenzter Demokratisierung: Erdogan’s „Demokratisierungspaket“

Dr. Tim Jacoby
Turkey’s Ergenekon Inquiry: Democratisation or Witch-Hunt?

Professor Umut Özkırımlı
Gezi and the Kurds in Turkey: Some Reflections on the Future of the peace process

Dr. Kubilay Yado Arin
Turkey’s EU Accession Bid, her Path to Democracy?

Dr. Carter Vaughn Findley
Reflections on Modern Turkish History

Ludwig Schulz and Benedikt van den Woldenberg
Adapting to a World in Change: Lessons to JDP Foreign Policy from the ‘Arab Uprisings’

Dietmar Nietan, Member of the German Bundestag
Germany, the EU and Turkey: Together, there is much more to achieve!

Add to basket

ORIENT IV 2013: Iran

Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Dr. Luciano Zaccara
Reflections on Iran’s 2013 Presidential Elections

Dr. Rouzbeh Parsi
Edging towards equilibrium – The presidency of Hassan Rouhani

Professor Dr. David Menashri
Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s New Hope for Change

Dr. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
What is power in Iran? The shifting foundations of the Velayat-e faqih

Saleh Zamani
New Iran by the Moderates: An analysis on sociopolitical forces and government

Dr. Liora Hendelman-Baavur
“The Mirror has Two Faces”: The Islamic Republic’s Dual Policy toward the Internet

Dr. Sanam Vakil
The Iranian Women’s Movement: Agency and Activism through History

Arastu Salehi
Rethinking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Alexander Niedermeier
Between Cyber War and Arab Spring: How Iran’s Military and Security Forces Confront Current Threats and Challenges

David Ramin Jalilvand
Recent developments and challenges in Iranian oil and gas sector

Professor Dr. Fred H. Lawson
Regional Impact of the Third Phase of Syria’s Civil War

Add to basket

ORIENT III 2013: Transformation Processes in the Arab world

Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed
Saudi Arabia: Women in an authoritarian state

Dr. Youcef Bouandel and Dr. Larbi Sadiki
The ‘Arab Spring’ in the Maghreb: Lessons and Prospects

Professor Dr. Rachid Ouaissa
The Islamist parties in power: The Algerian experience

Dr. Francesco Cavatorta and Fabio Merone
Tunisian Salafism between institutional politics, dawa and jihadism

Dr. Richard Gauvain
Egyptian Salafism as a Problematic for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Larbi Sadiki
Beyond Foundationalism: Democracy & Political Islam

Dr. Michael Rohschürmann
Fighting and martyrdom in Islamic tradition and its use by modern jihadist groups

Add to basket