Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ)

A publication of the Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Arab Studies Quarterly is the largest circulating journal in English devoted to the Arab world.

Articles from Spring-Summer

Introduction
AN AXIOM OF ACADEMIC DISCOURSE is that war is an extension of politics but by other means. Over the course of history, as a result of the innate brutality of war, certain rules of conduct for warfare have been agreed upon and legally solemnized...
Terrorism: Books in Brief-Spring and Winter 2002
AbuKhalil, As'ad. Bin Laden, Islam and America's New "War on Terrorism." New York, N.Y.: Seven Stories Press, 2002. Paper, $8.95. Written before the defeat of the Taliban, the book makes for interesting reading about America's role in the Middle...
Terrorism, Counterterrorism and International Law
INTRODUCTION WHAT DO NELSON MANDELA, Menachem Begin, Gerry Adams and Yasser Arafat have in common? They all made the transition from being regarded as terrorists to being recognized as statesmen and peacemakers. In fact, three of them, Mandela,...
The Aftermath of September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims in America
Words and images [run] together like watercolors on a child's easel--Arabs, mosque, terrorism, Muslims, extremists--making it hard to tell where one began and another left off. (1) THE DEMONIZATION OF ISLAM AND ARAB-AMERICANS THE DEMONIZING...
Understanding, Responding to, and Preventing Terrorism
INTRODUCTION ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, nineteen individuals hijacked and commandeered U.S. airplanes, turned them into guided missiles and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., killing more than...
Wholesale Terrorism Escalates: The Threat of Genocide
FOR DECADES IT HAS BEEN THE STANDARD practice of the U.S. mainstream media to designate Palestinian attacks on Israelis as acts of "terrorism," whereas acts of Israeli violence against Palestinians are described as "retaliation" and "counter-terror."...