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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…

Special Issue on ‘The Arab Spring’ published

Dr Philipp O. Amour is pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Journal ‘Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations’. The special issue was edited by Dr Philipp Amour and appeared as issue 12, no. 3, (Fall 2013). It is dedicated to ‘The Arab Spring: Comparative Perspectives and Regional Implications’. The special issue contains an introductaion, seven…

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…

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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…