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    Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present

Re-orienting Western Notions of the State: From the Ottoman Empire to the Present

by Andrew Delatolla

Recently there has been increased discussion on statehood, the modern state, and sovereignty framed by the events of the 2011 Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War, and the weak state in Iraq. Indeed, there is no lack of scholarship on the state in international relations, political science, sociology, and development studies, and the research available is far […]

March 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    ‘Multitudes’ Exhibition – Celebrating Contemporary Female Artists from the MENA region

‘Multitudes’ Exhibition – Celebrating Contemporary Female Artists from the MENA region

As part of Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN), an annual festival and celebration of contemporary female artists from the MENA region, Multitudes is the first exhibition from emerging curator Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi. The exhibition aims to increase understanding around Arab women’s realities and concerns while providing an alternative, more nuanced narrative around the Arab region and its peoples. We asked Joud a few […]

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    Could Lebanon’s new government bring stability to the country?

Could Lebanon’s new government bring stability to the country?

by Mariam El Atouabi

With the election of Michel Aoun as the new President of Lebanon, all the attention now shifts to the forming of the government cabinet, under the care of newly-appointed Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The distribution of the ministries portfolios has already sparked a vivid debate amongst parties, with Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Druze Progressive Socialist […]

December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Lebanon: New President, Old Politics

by Filippo Dionigi
In an article originally published by Global Policy, Filippo Dionigi argues that despite the recent presidential election, nothing much has changed in Lebanon’s domestic politics or its international relations.

From being the centre of attention for regional and international actors, due to the catalysing effect of the Syrian civil war, in the past years Lebanon has shifted to […]

November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Book Review: Farah Al-Nakib’s ‘Kuwait Transformed’

by Jenny McArthur
Farah Al-Nakib will be discussing her new book on Thursday 3 November at an LSE Middle East Centre event.

Kuwait Transformed traces the history of Kuwait’s urban development, in a well-researched account of the interplay between economic transformation, the built environment and everyday life in the Gulf nation of four million. While Kuwait Transformed is an urban history, Farah […]

November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

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