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Books by Amin Saikal

(editor) The Arab World and Iran: A Turbulent Region in Transition, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, pp 220.
ISBN-13: 978-1-137-56124-4

(Edited with Dr Kirill Nourzhanov) Afghanistan and its Neighbors after the NATO Withdrawal, New York: Lexington Books, 2016, pp. 240.

Iran at the Crossroads, Polity Press, 2016, pp 160.
ISBN-13: 978-0745685656

(editor) Weak States, Strong Societies: Power and Authority in the new world order, I.B. Tauris, 2016, pp 288. ISBN-13: 978-1784534806

Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq, I.B. Tauris, 2014, pp 224.

(co-editor) Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia: Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule After the Arab Spring, Edited with Amitav Acharya, I.B. Tauris, 2014, pp 266.

(co-editor) American Democracy Promotion in the Middle East: From Bush to Obama, London: Routledge, 2013.

Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival, London, I. B. Tauris, June 2012.

The Afghanistan Conflict and Australia's Role, (Saikal, A. ed.) June 2011.

The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule, Princeton University Press, 2009.

Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival, London: I.B. Tauris, 2004 (paperback edition I.B. Tauris, 2006.

Co-edited with Virginia Hooker Islamic Perspectives on the New Millenium, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2004.

Islam and the West: Conflict or Cooperation? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Co-edited with Albrecht Schnabel, Democratization in the Middle East: Experiences, struggles, challenges, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2003.


Books by CAIS staff and visiting fellows

France Meyer
Frankenstein à Bagdad - Ahmed Saadawi

(Piranha, Paris, 2016, pp 378.)

Dr Raihan Ismail
Saudi Clerics and Shi'a Islam
(Oxford University Press, 2016, pp 328.)
ISBN: 9780190233310

France Meyer translation
1000 coups de fouet parce que j'ai ose parler librement (1000 lashes - because I say what I think) by Raif Badawi
(Kero, France, 2015, pp 64.) ISBN 978-2-36658-158-4

Huda Al-Tamimi
Arabic Literature through History
(Dar Al Saqi Publishers, Beirut, 2015, pp 400.)

ISBN: 978-6-14425-840-8

France Meyer translation
Les noces du palais (Wedding Song) by Naguib Mahfouz
(Actes Sud, France, 2015, pp 176.) ISBN 978-2-330-03962-2

A/Professor Matthew Gray
Global Security Watch: Saudi Arabia
(Praeger, USA, 2014, pp 215.) ISBN 978-0-313-38699-2

Dr Kirill Nourzhanov and Dr Christian Bleuer
Tajikistan: A Political and Social History
(ANU E Press, 2013, pp 404.) ISBN 9781925021158

A/Professor Matthew Gray,  
Qatar: Politics and the Challenges of Development,

(Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, Boulder, CO. 2013, pp. 269.)

France Meyer, translation, Villes de Sel (Cities of Salt) by Abdul Rahman Mounif (Sinbad, Actes Sud, Paris, 2013, pp 650.)

Dr Zahra Taheri, Hozur-e peyda va penhan-e zan dar mutun-e sufi yyeh, (The Absence and Presence of Women in Persian Sufi Texts), Tehran: Nashr-e Sales, 2012, pp 328.

Dr Zahra Taheri, The Silence of Old Mirrors: The lost voice of a Muslim Women in the Constitutional Period, (Tokyo: Mithitani Publishing 2012).

France Meyer, translation of  Souvenirs d'un enfant des rues (Paris: Phebus, 2012) by Sudanese author Mansour El Souwaim.

Ms France Meyer translation of Ya Salam, by Najwa Barakat (Sinbad, 2012.)

Professor Prof. Robert Bowker, Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East,
(London: Edward Elgar Publishing, May 2010, pp 225.)

Dr Matthew Gray,
Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World: Sources and Politics, Routledge, June 2010, pp 280.


Research Scholars

Thirteen former research scholars at the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies have written books based on their research conducted at CAIS:

Dr Penny Kinch, The US-Iran Relationship: The Impact of Political Identity on Foreign Policy,
I.B. Tauris, July 2016.

Dr Adel Abdel Ghafar, Egyptians in Revolt: The Political Economy of Labor and Student Mobilizations 1919–2011, 
Routledge, 2017, pp 220.

Dr Grigol Ubiria, Soviet Nation Building in Central Asia: The making of the Kazakh and Uzbek nations,
Routledge, London, 2015.

Dr Erika Schwarze, Public Opinion and Political Response in Palestine: Leadership, Campaigns and Elections Since Arafat, I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Dr Justin Leach, War and Politics in Sudan: Cultural Identities and the Challenges of the Peace Process,
I.B. Tauris, London, 2012.


Dr Kees van der Spek, The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank, The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.

Dr Ahmad Shayeq Qassem, Afghanistan's Political Stability: A Dream Unrealised, Ashgate, London, 2009.

Dr Sarah Phillips, Yemen's Democracy Experiment in Regional Perspective: Patronage and Pluralised Authoritarianism, Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.

Dr Douglas Sturkey, The Limits of American Power: Prosecuting a Middle East Peace, Edward Elgar, 2007.

Dr Rizwan Hussain, Pakistan and the Emergence of Islamic Militancy in Afghanistan, Ashgate, 2005.


Dr Aileen Keating, Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil, Prometheus Books, 2005.

Prof. Robert Bowker, Palestinian Refugees: Mythology, Identity, and the Search for Peace, Lynne Rienner, 2003.

Dr Daryl Champion, The Paradoxical Kingdom: Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform, Columbia University Press, 2003.



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