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Book announcement: The regional order in the Gulf Region and the Middle East. Regional rivalries and security alliances

Dr Philipp O. Amour is excited to announce that his latest book on the Middle East is in production by USA: Palgrave MacMillan, to appear in 2020. The book entitled “The Regional Order in the Gulf Region and the Middle East. Regional Rivalries and Security Alliances” contains 14 chapters that are divided into three major parts:   Part I: Security…

Call for Papers: Special issue on the Middle East

Turkish Journal of History As the Editor-in-Chief of the Turkish Journal of History, I am glad to announce an open call for research articles, review articles, and book reviews for our upcoming special issue on Middle East. The publication of the special issue is scheduled in June 2019. The special issue will be under the supervision of our estemeed guest…

Revolutionary Changes, Power Dynamics, and Regional Rivalries in the Middle East

Dr Philipp O. Amour is pleased to announce the publication of his edited volume: “The Middle East Reloaded: Revolutionary Changes, Power Dynamics, and Regional Rivalries Since the Arab Spring”. The Middle East is a center of ceaseless global attention. Since 2011, the long awaited and much celebrated Arab Spring uprisings portended a major shift in the politics of the Arab…

Call for Chapters for Edited Volume: The Regional Order and Security System in the Gulf Region and the Middle East

Abstract: [wpdm_package id=’2520′] The broader Gulf Region and the Middle East have been witnessing a turbulent period since the closure of the first decade of the 21st century, one of uprisings and counter–uprisings, of civil wars and proxy wars as well as of deliberate destabilizing crises. Shifts in the distribution of power through the regional system off balance, sharpen distrust…

Gulf Studies | Call for Papers

Dr Sean Foley and Dr Philipp O. Amour have proposed a panel on Gulf Studies for the annual conference of The British Society for Middle Eastern Studie, and for the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). The BRISMES  Annual Conference will be held  at the  University of Sussex on 16-18 June 2014. The WOCMES Conference will be held at the…

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) highlights Philipp O. Amour’s analysis of field research in the Middle East

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR, University of Oxford) features Dr. Philipp Amour’s Article on ‘Field Research in the Middle East.’ The article is based on his larger project entiteld ‘The Birth of the Palestinain Cultural History.’ It focuses on practical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of conducting research in conflict zones; and examines some of the most common…

Publications

Did a Palestine Spring take place in the wake of the Arab Spring movement? The lost decade in Palestine

DID A PALESTINE SPRING TAKE PLACE? THE LOST DECADE IN PALESTINE

The Arab Spring movement, in its initial state, delivered to Palestinians a revolutionary stimulus and a strategic window to challenge domestic politics. In retrospect, however, the Palestine Spring proved to be short-lived and ineffective in achieving the demanded politico-economic reforms and national unification of Fatah and Hamas. To explain this outcome of the Palestine Spring,…

Palestine within the unfolding regional order in the Middle East

Palestine within the unfolding regional order in the Middle East

How have regional dynamics and domestic pathologies since 2010 affected (i.e., constrained or delimited) Palestinian reconciliation and rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas? This article concludes that the interplay of systemic and domestic factors has notably set the two rival movements on distinctly different trajectories of national unity.https://doi.org/10.18506/anemon.384773.    

Israel, the Arab Spring, and the unfolding regional order in the Middle East: a strategic assessment

Since 2011, geo-strategic interactions have exerted pressure on various political communities. In particular, uncertainty over the foreign policy intentions of new leadership elites and the nature of the unfolding regional security system in the Middle East have impacted the strategic questions Israel must answer: how can Israel rationally assess the new environment? What foreign policy…

Palestinian Politics in Transition

Dr Philipp O. Amour had the privilege to be invited to contribute a chapter for a recently published book on the October War of 1973 – also known as the Yom Kippur War, and the Ramadan War. The collection was edited by Dr Asaf Siniver, and published in Fall 2013 by Oxford University Press in…

Palestinian Politics in Transition

Dr Philipp O. Amour had the privilege to be invited to contribute a chapter for a recently published book on the October War of 1973 – also known as the Yom Kippur War, and the Ramadan War. The collection was edited by Dr Asaf Siniver, and published in Fall 2013 by Oxford University Press in…

Field Research in the Middle East

Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History (Vol. 45, No. 3, 2012) has published an article written by Philipp Amour on Field Research in the Middle East. Taking into account his own distinct field research experience in the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, and Syria) while completing his M.A. and Ph.D., Dr…