Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

What Did You Do This Summer?

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

What Did You Do This Summer?

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What Did You Do This Summer?

While Washington Report readers were vacationing or wishing they were, here's what some of their Middle East scholar and activist colleagues were doing this summer.

John Duke Anthony, president of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, led two groups of professors and community leaders on study visits to Syria. In addition, he completed a book on Bahrain for the Children's Press Enchantment of the World series and wrote an article entitled "Betwixt War and Peace, the GCC Between Summits" which will appear in the fall issue of Middle East Insight.

Michael Collins Dunn, editor of the International Estimate and Washington Report columnist, authored a study on Tunisia entitled Renaissance or Radicalism, Political Islam: The Case of Tunisia's Al-Nahda.

Islamic scholar John Esposito, of the College of the Holy Cross, finished a new book, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, published in August by Oxford University Press. He also worked on his contribution to The Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, to be published by Oxford University Press in 1995. In addition, he and historian John Voll, who was recently elected president of the Middle East Studies Association, are co-authoring two works, Democracy, Identity, and Conflict Resolution in the Islamic World, which will appear as a monograph next year, and Makers of Contemporary Islam, interviews with a dozen contemporary Islamic intellectuals and activists.

Nikki Keddie, author of books on revolutionary Iran, is editing a new journal, Contention: Debates in Society, Culture, and Science, published by the University of Indiana Press. The summer issue will contain articles on Christian Zionism, Islamic revival, and the work of Wilfred Thesiger.

Kanan Makiya, who wrote Republic of Fear under the pseudonym Samir AlKhalil, spent the summer in London completing his new book, Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World, to be published this fall by W.W. Norton in New York and Hutchinson in London.

Phebe Marr, the author of A Modern History of Iraq and senior fellow at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, finished a book entitled Riding the Tiger: The Middle East Challenge After the Cold War with William Lewis, director of Security Policy Studies at George Washington University. …

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