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Publications

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

Yemen’s Democracy Experiment in Regional Perspective

Author/editor: Phillips, Sarah
Year published: 2008

This study examines the nature of changes to Yemen's power structures, political dynamics and institutions since the intention to democratize was announced in 1990 paying particular attention...

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The Limits of American Power: Prosecuting a Middle East Peace

Author/editor: Sturkey, Douglas
Year published: 2007

The Limits of American Power discusses how any country, including the US, has a range of instruments, short of force, at its disposal by which it may project power in pursuit of its diplomatic...

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The Paradoxical Kingdom Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform

Author/editor: Champion, Daryl
Year published: 2005

The major player in the OPEC international oil industry cartel, Saudi Arabia is also the homeland of the Prophet Muhammad and the center of the Muslim world with the most sacred Islamic sites...

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Pakistan And The Emergence Of Islamic Militancy In Afghanistan

Author/editor: Hussain, Rizwan
Year published: 2005

Pakistan's interaction with Afghanistan was to an extent influenced and fashioned by the historical legacy of pre-1947 Afghan-British Indian relations. This intriguing study explores how the...

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Mirage: Power, Politics, And the Hidden History of Arabian Oil

Author/editor: Keating, Aileen
Year published: 2005

At the close of World War I, the great oil reserves of the Arabian Peninsula lay hidden beneath the desert sands. Westerners dismissed today’s opulent Gulf States as little valued back lots...

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Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival 2004

Author/editor: Saikal, A
Year published: 2004

Amin Saikal provides a new approach to understanding a region which is now at the center of international attention. Pushed to the forefront of world politics by the Soviet invasion of 1979,...

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Islamic Perspectives on the New Millennium

Author/editor: Virginia Hooker, Saikal A
Year published: 2004

The early years of the twenty-first century have been characterized by a sense of widespread anxiety and fear because of the violent activities of groups of terrorists who claim they act in the...

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Palestinian Refugees: Mythology, Identity, and the Search for Peace

Author/editor: Bowker, Robert
Year published: 2003

Encompassing history, politics, and political culture, Robert Bowker explores the impact of Palestinian refugee mythologies on the potential settlement of the conflict with Israel.
Bowker...

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Democratization in the Middle East : Experiences, struggles, challenges

Author/editor: Saikal A. & Schnabel, A.
Year published: 2003

  • A rough journey : nascent democratization in the Middle East / Albrecht Schnabel
  • Democratic peace, conflict prevention, and the United Nations
  • Democratization and...

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Islam and the West Conflict or Cooperation?

Author/editor: Saikal, A
Year published: 2003

A broad-ranging assessment of relations between the Muslim and Western worlds in the contemporary era set in the context of the way these have evolved historically. Arguing that the relations have...

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