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

Democracy and Reform in the Middle East and Asia: Social Protest and Authoritarian Rule After the Arab Spring

Author/editor: Saikal, A., Acharya, A.
Year published: 2013

The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions...

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American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East: From Bush to Obama

Author/editor: Akbarzadeh, S, Piscatori, J, MacQueen, B
Year published: 2012

The recent "Arab spring", with its popular uprisings in many Arab countries, has exposed the ambiguity at the heart of American promotion of democracy in the Middle East. The US...

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War and Politics in Sudan: Cultural Identities and the Challenges of the Peace Process

Author/editor: Leach, J.D.
Year published: 2012

On 9 July 2011, South Sudan became an independent state after more than half a century of civil conflict wrought with human rights abuse. Indeed, the post-colonial history of Sudan has been...

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Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival

Author/editor: Saikal, A.
Year published: 2012

Afghanistan's recent history is a sad one: Soviet invasion in 1979; Pakistan-backed internal conflict in the 1980s; the Taliban regime; and then the US invasion and the multi-national...

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The Afghanistan conflict and Australia's role

Author/editor: Saikal, A
Year published: 2011

"The volume tackles a number of critical dimensions of the Afghan conflict from a range of perspectives. It essentially explains the nature and complexity of the conflict at national and...

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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun

Author/editor: van der Spek, K.
Year published: 2011

A historical–anthropological study of the people who lived in the antiquities precinct of Luxor’s West Bank

Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-...

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Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East

Author/editor: Bowker, Robert
Year published: 2010

Egypt and the Politics of Change in the Arab Middle East is a forward-looking analysis of the relationship between economic and political reform in Egypt, and of the evolving nature of Arab...

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Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World: Sources and Politics

Author/editor: Gray, M
Year published: 2010

Conspiracy theories, while not unique to the Middle East, are a salient feature of the political discourses of the region. Strongly reflecting and impacting on state-society relations and...

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Afghanistan's Political Stability: A Dream Unrealised

Author/editor: Qassem, A. S.
Year published: 2009

Political stability has been a central theme of policy for all governments and political systems in the history of modern Afghanistan. Since its inception in the mid-nineteenth century, the...

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The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule

Author/editor: Saikal, A
Year published: 2009

On November 4, 1979, when students occupied the American Embassy in Tehran and subsequently demanded that the United States return the Shah in exchange for hostages, the deposed Iranian ruler'...

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