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Recent Publications by Professor Amin Saikal, staff and research students of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

'Russia's Afghanistan policy after 2014: Staying an arm's length and preparing for the worst'

Author/editor: Saikal, A & Nourzhanov, K
Year published: 2016

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Afghanistan and its Neighbors after the NATO Withdrawal

Author/editor: Saikal, A & Nourzhanov, K. (eds)
Year published: 2016

The planned reductions in NATO troop numbers in Afghanistan through 2015 and a final withdrawal at the end of 2016 brings up numerous pressing questions about the security and national interests...

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The Arab World and Iran: A Turbulent Region in Transition

Author/editor: Saikal, A.
Year published: 2016

This volume focuses on interpreting the changing domestic and regional dynamics in the Arab world and Iran. Its chapters discuss an array of countries, events, actors, and issues - from an...

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Iran at the crossroads

Author/editor: Saikal, A.
Year published: 2016

In this incisive analysis, Amin Saikal, a leading expert on Iranian politics, traces Iran s transition from pro-Western monarchy to Islamic Republic and explores the choices open to Rouhani s...

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Weak States, Strong Societies: Power and Authority in the new world order,

Author/editor: Saikal, A. (ed).
Year published: 2016

Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the previously well-established organisation of world politics has been thrown into disarray. While during the Cold War,...

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Soviet Nation Building in Central Asia: The making of the Kazakh and Uzbek nations

Author/editor: Ubiria, Grigol
Year published: 2016

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in new state-led nation-building projects in Central Asia. The emergence of independent republics spawned a renewed Western scholarly interest in...

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'Ahmadinejad, Iran, and Foreign Policy Dysfunction in Tajikistan'

Author/editor: Brenton Clark
Year published: 2015

Throughout the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tajikistan became, on the surface at least, an increasingly important political partner to Iran. Tajikistan according to Ahmadinejad was a “...

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'Prospects for National Reconciliation in Bahrain: Is it Realistic?'

Author/editor: Jessie Moritz,
Year published: 2015

Since the outbreak of large-scale demonstrations in early 2011, Bahrain has experienced continue domestic unrest. Within this context, King Hamad initiated a series of meetings, known as the...

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