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Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971
Speculating on Climate Change in the UAE
Matan Kaminer 12.4.2019
Why did Abu Dhabi build an ambitious eco-utopian planned city called Masdar City and what does it all mean?
Occupying Palestinian Space
Haim Jacoby 10.21.2019
Peteet’s main theoretical contribution is to show how the violent territorial expansion of Israeli settler-colonialism has developed mobility regimes that govern and restrict Palestinian movement through space.
Memoir of a Jewish Arab
Dana El Kurd 10.4.2019
Hayoun identifies himself as a Jewish Arab and traces his family history to show how Jewish Arabs were maliciously separated from their societies and how their identities were used in a game of colonial domination.
The Imperious Rise of Gulf Capitalism
Rohan Advani 08.28.2019
Hanieh’s book is valuable for anyone interested in understanding the growing power of Gulf monarchies across the Middle East.
Helen Lackner, Yemen in Crisis: The Road to War
Joe Stork In: 289 (Winter 2018)
Few people from the West know Yemen better than Helen Lackner. Her experience and insights make this book essential for understanding the multiple dimensions of Yemen’s crisis.
Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult and the Return of the Lebanese Civil War
Max Weiss In: 286 (Spring  2018)
A minor incident between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee brings up issues at the heart of the Lebanese conflict.
Jennifer Kelly In: 283 (Summer 2017)
Pamela Pennock positions her new book, The Rise of the Arab American Left, as a corrective to what she characterizes as a near omission of Arab American activism in histories of the left in the United States.
Lisa Hajjar In: 275 (Summer 2015)
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary is a powerful indictment of the cruel regime of torture at the heart of darkness that is the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay.
Paradise Now’s Understated Power
Lori Allen 01.15.2006
Joining Ang Lee, director of the gay cowboy epic Brokeback Mountain, among the winners at the January 16 Golden Globes award ceremony was the director Hany Abu-Assad, a Palestinian born in Israel whose Paradise Now took home the prize for best foreign language film. While critics of all persuasions remark upon what Brokeback Mountain’s victory means about Hollywood and American mores, it is perhaps more remarkable that Paradise Now, a film about two Palestinians recruited to carry out suicide bombings, was deemed unremarkable enough to be honored by Hollywood.
Masoud
Arang Keshavarzian In: 237 (Winter 2005)
A participant’s memoir reveals sordid inner details about the Iranian anti-Islamic Republic Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), which continues to attract the attention of regime-change advocates in Washington.
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