Book Reviews

Book Review – Ginny Hill’s ‘Yemen Endures’

by Ian Black
International interest in Yemen has been growing since the current war passed its second anniversary in spring 2017. But the poorest country in the Arab world was wracked by multiple crises long before the Saudi-led intervention. Ginny Hill’s detailed and highly readable account of the background is indispensable to understanding the story so far.

It is not easy […]

August 22nd, 2017|Book Reviews, Yemen|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – Jessica Davis’s ‘Women in Modern Terrorism’

Book Review – Jessica Davis’s ‘Women in Modern Terrorism’

by Jennifer Philippa Eggert
Jessica Davis’s recent book Women in Modern Terrorism provides a well-written overview of key debates on women and political violence in the field of terrorism studies, while at the same time reflecting some of the main weaknesses of large parts of the discipline, writes Jennifer Philippa Eggert. 

When the terrorist organisation ‘Islamic State’ (IS) emerged as a separate […]

August 14th, 2017|Book Reviews|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – J. E. Peterson’s ‘The Emergence of the Gulf States’

Book Review – J. E. Peterson’s ‘The Emergence of the Gulf States’

by Madawi Al-Rasheed
J. E. Peterson’s edited volume,  ‘The Emergence of the Gulf States’, is a welcome addition to historical knowledge about the Gulf and should appeal to students of the Gulf and those who are familiar with the region but need specialist knowledge to narrate the modern history, writes Madawi Al-Rasheed.

As Gulf states assumed great importance for their oil, […]

June 27th, 2017|Book Reviews, GCC|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – Fatima el-Issawi’s ‘Arab National Media and Political Change’

Book Review – Fatima el-Issawi’s ‘Arab National Media and Political Change’

by Monica Ibrahim

‘I wish I could just go back to being a journalist’, said Lamees El Hadidi, Egypt’s top TV talk show host when she spoke to a crowd in autumn 2016. These words left me perplexed. Egypt’s top journalist, whose show draws an audience of millions, had disclaimed the core of her daily job. I was left with […]

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    Book Review – Alison Pargeter’s ‘Return to the Shadows’

Book Review – Alison Pargeter’s ‘Return to the Shadows’

by Courtney Freer

In Return to the Shadows, Alison Pargeter details the fall from grace of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Her thorough account of the Brotherhood’s rise to power during the protests of early 2011, and eventual fall under the majoritarian and insular rule of Muhammad Mursi in Egypt, […]

December 12th, 2016|Book Reviews|0 Comments|

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