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Center for Middle East Studies

CMES

Center for Middle East Studies

Journal and News Publications

hashemi

Nader Hashemi - Director of the Center for Middle East Studies & Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics 

"Rethinking Religion and Political Legitimacy Across the Islam–West Divide"
Toward New Democratic Imaginaries - İstanbul Seminars on Islam, Culture and Politics (Springer, 2016)

"Toward a Political Theory of Sectarianism in the Middle East: The Salience of Authoritarianism over Theology"
Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, May 2016

"Taking the long road: Iranian-Canadian relations after Homa Hoodfar's release"
The Globe and Mail

"Islam and Democracy"
Book chapter in  The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, Edited by John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin (Oxford University Press, 2016) 

"The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Arab World: A Framework for Understanding Radical Islamism"
Book chapter in  Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge Press, 2017).

"Charles Taylor's A Secular Age and Secularization from Below in Iran,"
Book Chapter in: A Secular Age Beyond the West (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

"Should U.S. Swap Iranian Prisoners for Americans?"
CNN.com (Fall 2015)

"Nuclear Deal Could Transform Iran"
CNN.com (Summer 2015)

"How a Nuclear Deal Helps Democracy in Iran"
The Cairo Review of Global Affairs (Spring 2015)

"A Theology of Moral Progress"
(review of Khaled Abou El Fadl's book Reasoning with God)
Critical Muslim, 14 (Spring 2015)

grappo

Ambassador Gary Grappo - Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies 

"Saudi-Iranian Tension Drives GCC Policy"
The Cipher Brief, February 2017

"Can Trump Break the Status Quo in Israeli-Palestinian Relations"
The Cipher Brief, January 2017

"Democracy in a Nation Divided"
Fair Observer, January 2017

"If Saudi Arabia Could Vote"
The Cipher Brief, September 2016

"In Defense of Globalization"
The Cipher Brief, July 2016

"Globalization: Made in the USA"
Fair Observer, July 2016

" Is There a Future for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations? "
Fair Observer, December 2015

"Arab Military Forces to Take on ISIS: More Question with No Answers"
Fair Observer, February 2015

"More Puzzling Decision-Making From Saudi Arabia"
Fair Observer, March 2015

ahmed

Ahmed Abd Rabou - Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies 

"Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East"
E-book published by the Arab Reform Initiative 

"Not a Revolution Yet"
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, April 2016

"Five Years On: A new European Agenda for North Africa"
European Council on Foreign Relations, February 2016

"The Institutionalization of Academic Freedom Violations in Egypt
Al-Fanar Media, July 2015

"Decision Making in Egypt: What has been Changed Since Mubarak?"
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, June 2015

"The Absence of the Legislative Body and the Future of Politics in Egypt" 
Arab Reform Initiative, May 2015

Affiliate Faculty Members

ishay

Micheline Ishay

"The Arab Uprisings and the Future of Human Rights"
Book chapter in Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa (Routledge Press, 2017).

"Reclaiming Human Rights: Alternative Paths to an Israeli/Palestinian Peace"
co-authored with David Kretzmer, book chapter in Israel and Palestine: Alternative Perspectives on Statehood , (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

"Violent Islamism beyond borders: Can human rights prevail?"
Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2015

 "The Spring of Arab Nations? Paths Toward Democratic Transition"
Philosophy & Social Criticism, 2014

jonathan

Jonathon Sciarcon

"The erosion of bipartisan support for Israel"
The Denver Post

"Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons"
E-International Relations

  "Trump and Israel: Big-League Issues and Huge Repercussions"
E-International Relations

"Expanding the mission: The Alliance Israélite Universelle, the Anglo-Jewish Association and the Jewish Boys' School in Basra, 1890–1903"
International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 

"The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?"
E-International Relations 

"A New Direction? Trump, the Republicans, and the US-Israeli Future"
E-International Relations

andrea

Andrea Stanton

"Introduction" & "Who Heard What When: Learning from Radio Broadcasting Hours and Programs in Jerusalem"
International Journal of Middle East Studies, Feb 2016.

"The Hajj Stampede is Nothing New, but Raises Questions About the Future of Muslim Pilgrimage"
Political Theology Today, 2015

"Broadcasting a Nationalist Modernity: Arabic Programming on the Palestine -Broadcasting Service under 'Ajaj Nuwayhid 1940–1943"
in Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation , edited by Lena Jayyusi (Olive Branch Press, 2015), 73-86.

"Celebrating Muhammad's Birthday in the Middle East: Supporting or Complicating Muslim Identity Projects?" 
Book chapter in  Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events, Festivals, and Spectacles (Palgrave, 2014)

RESEARCH AFFILIATES

Danny Postel

"Theaters of Coercion: Intellectuals and activists have struggled to transform Iran. But Tehran's role in the changing landscape of the Middle East has become the defining story"
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas 

"Iranian Dissidents Explain Why They Support The Nuclear Deal"
In These Times (Summer 2015)

"What Do Syrians Want? Q & A on the Syrian Freedom Charter"
Huffington Post, 9 April 2015

"Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War--A Review of Muhammad Idrees Ahmad's Book The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War "
The Drouth, 50 (Winter 2014/2015)