The Middle East Journal

The Middle East Institute has published The Middle East Journal quarterly since 1947. The Journal provides original and objective research and analysis, as well as source material, on the area from Morocco to Pakistan and including Central Asia. The Journal provides the background necessary for an understanding and appreciation of the region's political and economic development, cultural heritage, ethnic and religious diversity. Become a member and receive a complimentary individual subscription. Or subscribe to the MEJ for your institution. Each issue of The Middle East Journal includes: * Articles written by renowned scholars, foreign policy analysts and area experts. Each article offers unique insights invaluable to the scholar and lay reader alike. * A Chronology maintained continuously since 1947. Organized by subject and country, the chronology is a reference source without rival. * Book Reviews that are among the most respected, comprehensive, and up-to-date in the field of Middle Eastern studies. Full-length reviews, as well as annotations of recent publications, permit the serious reader to keep abreast of current literature on the area. Every subscriber to the Journal receives complimentary access to the electronic version of the Journal. This fully searchable, downloadable version includes access back through 2004

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 1, Winter

Chronology-Afghanistan/Algeria/Bahrain/Egypt/Iran/Iraq/Israel/Jordan/Kuwait/Lebanon/Mauritania/Morocco/Oman/Pakistan/Qatar/Saudi Arabia/Sudan/Syria/Turkey/Tunisia/United Arab Emirates/Yemen
AfghanistanJuly 19: NATO forces intercepted a five-point directive from Mullah 'Umar, the spiritual leader of the Afghan Taliban, in which he called on members to fight foreign troops, obtain heavy weapons, and kill civilians collaborating with coalition...
Chronology-Arab-Israeli Conflict
ABBREVIATIONSABC, ABC NewsAFP, Agence France PresseAl-Arabiya, Alarabiya.netAl-Bawaba, Albawaba.comAl-Jazeera, Aljazeera.netAA, Asharq AlawsatAP, Associated PressBBC, www.bbc.co.ukCSM, Christian Science MonitorCNN, www.cnn.comDawn, www.dawn.comDS, Daily...
Chronology-Central Asia and the Caucasus
See also AfghanistanJuly 19: Kazakh website owner Valery Khlyupin and online journalist Asror Muminov were accused by Kyrgyz officials of inciting ethnic hatred amidst ethnic violence in June 2010. Kyrgyz prosecutors requested that Kazakhstan charge...
Chronology-Palestinian Affairs
July 17: Gaza's first shopping center opened in a ceremony attended by Hamas party officials and officers. The complex - approximately one-quarter acre - drew crowds hoping to browse the Western and Israeli products, enjoy the air-conditioning, or shop...
Economic and Institutional Reforms in the Arab Gulf Countries
Over the last decades, Dubai has applied an economic developmental model which is strongly pro-business, emphasizes market liberalism and economic openness, and embraces globalization, while at the same time refraining from challenging the traditional...
Editor's Note
This issue marks the first issue of our 65th year, and I hope continues our long tradition of providing varied and informative research and analysis of the modern Middle East.Our first article, by Katherine Blue Carroll of Vanderbilt University, is based...
Recent Publications
Prepared with assistance by Alison Cavicchio, Alexandra Gordon, Evan Norris, and Anne Willborn.IRANIran and the CIA: The Fall of Mosaddeq Revisited, by Darioush Bayandor. London: Palgrave- Macmillan, 2010. 247 pages. $33. History scholars often agree...
The Interspersed Nation-State System: A Two-State/One-Land Solution for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
This article explores the use of non-territorial state structures as a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By presenting a nation-state that exists over certain people, and not exclusive territory, this article offers a method for...
The One-State Solution and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Palestinian Challenges and Prospects
As the Israeli-Palestinian peace process continues to stalemate, voices calling for an inclusive single state in Israel/Palestine as an alternative to the two-state solution have grown louder. This article reviews the Palestinian debate around the one-state...
Tribal Law and Reconciliation in the New Iraq
As of 2009, the Government of Iraq had failed to take key steps needed to promote reconciliation between Iraq's Sunni and Shi'a communities. In contrast, Iraq's tribal leaders began working as soon as security improved in 2007 to re-knit the Iraqi community...
Zoroastrians in Iran: What Future in the Homeland?
Zoroastrianism, a religion which arose among Iranian peoples some 3,000 years ago, was the religion of the majority of Iranians prior to the Arab conquests of the mid-7th century. Since that time, a steady process of conversion to Islam has left a small...
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