Issue N°6 – Volume 3

Middle East Studies Online Journal- ISSN 2109-9618- Issue n°6. Volume 3 ( Summer 2011)

Etudes  du Moyen-Orient. N°6. Volume 3. ( Eté 2011)

.2011دراسات الشرق الأوسط، مجلة فكرية محكمة. العدد السادس . المجلد الثالث صيف


Doha Institute (ACRPS): Change in Syria is certain.The Regime is Teetering

Research Papers

Issam A.W. Mohamed: Economics of Water Use for Commodity Production in Scarcity Arid Regions: Kutum, Darfur.
Bedrudin Brljavac:Turkey Entering the European Union through the Balkan Doors In the Style of a Great Power?
Afzalkhani, M., Naderi, E., Shariatmadari, A., and Seif Naraghi, M.: Developing High School Curriculum Based on Creativity.
Pepijn van Houwelingen: “Refugeeism” and the Two-State Solution
Akbar Valadbigi and Shahab Ghobadi: Rethinking social capital and civil society. Reflections from the recent uprisings of the Middle East
Daniel R. Fredrick: Lions Leading Lions. An Explication of the Speeches of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Bassam Abdullah Albassam: Political Reform in Saudi Arabia. Necessity  or Luxury ?
Scott A. Albers and Andrew L. Albers: The Golden Mean, The Arab Spring  And a 10-Step Analysis of American Economic History.
Balqis Al-Karaki: A Poetic ‘Write!’ vs. a Qur’anic‘Read!’ The Prophetic Anxiety of Mahmüd Darwısh.
Riyad Manqoush, Noraini Md. Yusof, and Ruzy Suliza Hashim: Amplifications of Religious Fundamentalism in  Fiction. Al-Saqqaf’s Qissat Irhabi vs Updike’s Terrorist
Faten Karoui –Bouchoucha: Réalisme et Utopie dans la pensée  politique de Spinoza
Scott James Meyer: Transitional Human Rights. Hope For Egypt and the Region.
Abir M.A. al-Ghandour: جدلية بدائل التوجه السياسى التركي المعاصر:Dialectical Alternatives to Contemporary Turkish Political Orientation: A Forward-Looking Study (Arabic).
Afaq Muhammad Sadiq Abu al-Rish: ظاهرة الطرق الصوفية العابرة للقومياتالطريقة البرهانية فى السودان نموذجاً
Transnational Sufi phenomenon.The Burhaaniyyah model in Sudan.


Abdelilah Bouasria: The Boutchichi order and the Politics of Jouissance.
Sherry Sayed Gadelrab and Robert Mason: Inverting the Pyramid. The Challenges of Transition from Pharaoh to People Power in Egypt
Ibrahim Y. Vaid: Saudi Women and Entrepreneurship. Opportunities in Architecture and Interior Design.

Book Review

Majid Rafizadeh: Life as Politics. How Ordinary People Change the Middle East (Asef Bayat).
Majid Rafizadeh: Sexual Politics of Modern Iran (Janet Afary).

Last Words

Nabil al Sahli: Palestinians of 48 facing a storm Judaizing time and place   فلسطينيو 48 في مواجهة عاصفة تهويد الزمان والمكان

James M. Dorsey: Role of Arab militaries in popular uprisings

Adis Duderija: What’s Your Theology Like? – As Seen Through the Triad of   Knowledge, Good Deeds and Spirituality