The New Iranian Leadership: Ahmadinejad, Terrorism, Nuclear by Yonah Alexander

By Yonah Alexander

Seeing that his election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has reversed the extra average and pluralistic rules of his predecessor and projected himself onto the general public scene with headline-grabbing speeches relating to Jews and the kingdom of Israel, open defiance of the UN defense Council at the nuclear factor, and an obvious imaginative and prescient of his state turning into the dominant strength within the center East. This ebook records Ahmadenijad's historical past and upward push to energy. It explains the present constitution of the Iranian progressive government—the competing facilities of strength and the foremost gamers. In separate sections, it info the terrorist teams funded and armed by means of Iran, basically Hezbollah and Hamas. And it presents a complete photograph of Iran's obvious aspirations to procure nuclear guns, in addition to the comparable implications for nearby and international protection concerns.Iran's nuclear targets are in direct clash with the needs of the us, the ecu Union, and lots of of the governments of the center East, resulting in results that stay doubtful. Iran is a spotlight of cognizance within the most modern warfare in Lebanon, increasing its effect as a (the?) significant supporter and provider of Hezbollah. And Iran is stated within the latest annual U.S. nation division document on terrorism because the state that's the such a lot lively sponsor of terrorism.

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Arab Representation of Occident: East- West Encounters in by Rasheed El-Enany

By Rasheed El-Enany

This can be one of many first books in English to discover Arab responses to Western tradition and values in glossy Arab literature. via in-depth learn El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed frequently via works of fiction written through Arab authors through the 20th, and, to a lesser quantity, 19th century. It constitutes an unique addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is especially proper to the present dialogue on Islam and the West. along elevating hugely topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims normally, the publication explores representations of the West via the key Arab intellectuals over a two-century interval, as much as the current day, and may entice people with an curiosity in Islam, the center East, nationalism and the so-called ‘Clash of Civilizations’.

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Ninety-Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi by Judah, Yehuda Halevi, Franz Rosenzweig

By Judah, Yehuda Halevi, Franz Rosenzweig

This can be the 1st e-book in English of Franz Rosenzweig's 1927 translation of and commentaries on ninety-two poems and hymns of the best medieval "singer of Zion," Yehuda Halevi (born circa 1080). Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) is well known as one of many maximum Jewish philosophers of the trendy interval and his superstar of Redemption is taken into account some of the most very important twentieth-century contributions to Jewish--and Christian--theology. Rosenzweig's unique and fantastic commentaries open a window into the ultimate advancements of his personal suggestion: his debates with Protestant theology, his reservations relating to sleek technology and tradition, and his revolutionary appreciation for the knowledge of the Jewish culture. they're a testomony not just to the profound imaginative and prescient of Judaism embedded within the poetry of Yehuda Halevi, yet to the ever brilliant and deepening sagacity of Franz Rosenzweig himself.

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Recasting Persian Poetry: Scenarios of Poetic Modernity in by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

By Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Using a semiotic version of poetic switch, Recasting Persian Poetry provides a severe background of the evolution of Persian poetry in smooth Iran. Iran's touch with Europe within the 19th century produced principally imaginary principles approximately ecu tradition and literature. In a chain of textual manoeuvres and cultural contestations, successive generations of Iranian intellectuals sought to recast the classical culture in a mildew immediately sleek and suitable to their matters. specifically, Karimi proposes a revision of the view that units the Modernist poet Nima Yushij because the single-handed inventor of 'New Poetry'. This view, he argues, has led to an exaggerated feel of the cultured gulf among the modernist poetry of Iran and classical Persian poetry. via a few shut readings of works by way of Nima's predecessors, Karimi makes noticeable a century-old Persian poetic culture with Nima as its culmination.

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Politics of Favoritism in Public Procurement in Turkey: by Esra Çeviker Gürakar

By Esra Çeviker Gürakar

This ebook, via an research of 49,355 excessive price public procurement contracts provided among 2004 and 2011, offers systematic proof on favoritism in public procurement in Turkey. Public procurement is without doubt one of the major components the place the govt. and the personal region engage largely and is therefore open to favoritism and corruption. In Turkey, the hot Public Procurement legislation, which was once drafted with the pull of the EU-IMF-WB nexus, has been amended greater than one hundred fifty instances via the AKP executive. as well as studying favoritism, this ebook additionally demonstrates how the felony amendments have elevated using much less aggressive procurement equipment and reticence in awarding contracts. the implications exhibit that the AKP majority govt has used public procurement as an influential device either to extend its electoral good fortune, construct its personal elites and finance politics. using public procurement for lease construction and distribution is located to be fairly vast within the development and the providers quarter during the TOKİ tasks and the Municipal procurements.

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In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of by Gil Z. Hochberg

By Gil Z. Hochberg

Partition--the thought of setting apart Jews and Arabs alongside ethnic or nationwide lines--is a legacy at the least as outdated because the Zionist-Palestinian clash. tough the common "separatist mind's eye" in the back of partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways that works of up to date Jewish and Arab literature reject uncomplicated notions of separatism and as a substitute demonstrate advanced configurations of identification that emphasize the presence of alterity in the self--the Jew in the Arab, and the Arab in the Jew. even with Partition examines Hebrew, Arabic, and French works which are mostly unknown to English readers to bare how, faraway from being self sustaining, the signifiers "Jew" and "Arab" are inseparable. In a sequence of unique shut readings, Hochberg analyzes attention-grabbing examples of such inseparability. within the Palestinian author Anton Shammas's Hebrew novel Arabesques, the Israeli and Palestinian protagonists are a "schizophrenic pair" who "have no longer but made up our minds who's the ventriloquist of whom." And within the Moroccan Jewish author Albert Swissa's Hebrew novel Aqud, the Moroccan-Israeli major character's identification is uneasily positioned among the "Moroccan Muslim boy he might have been" and the "Jewish Israeli boy he has become." different examples draw recognition to the problematic linguistic proximity of Hebrew and Arabic, the old hyperlink among the stressful thoughts of the Jewish Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakbah, and the libidinal ties that bind Jews and Arabs regardless of, or maybe as a result of, their present animosity.

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The Globalization of Terror: The Challenge of Al-Qaida and by Yoram Schweitzer

By Yoram Schweitzer

The terrorist destruction of the realm exchange heart on September eleven, 2001 was once the climax of a path plotted through Osama Bin weighted down to lead to his apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of a decisive conflict among the Western and Moslem worlds. This well timed quantity info the organiational workings and trust approach of Bin Ladens brutal crusade. The authors discover the heritage and ambitions of the assaults, the frilly making plans that went into them, and the method in their sensible execution. as well as its authentic account, The Globaliation of Terror makes an important contribution to scholarly and theoretical study facing foreign terror. The booklet deals a special research of the Afghan "alumni," who had formerly fought the Soviets within the Nineteen Eighties, in the total tapestry concerning smooth overseas terror. The authors aspect how their actions developed from a move of nationwide self-defense to the militant worldview pointed out with radical Islam. The booklet finds, to boot, the organiational constitution so conscientiously erected via Bin encumbered and his affiliates, with a view to realie the imaginative and prescient of a world Islamic Caliphate in useful phrases. The ebook is meant to paintings as a suite of directions for novices to the realm of foreign terrorism together with anti-terror activity forces, heads of safety businesses in addition to execs within the box. the significance of The Globaliation of Terror lies in its transparent presentation and specified research in regards to the dimensions of the risk foreign terror poses to the unfastened international, and in its options for the mandatory technique to hinder the recurrence of acts of large-scale terror.

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Warfare and poetry in the Middle East by Hugh Kennedy

By Hugh Kennedy

The center East has a poetic list stretching again 5 millennia. during this distinctive ebook, best students draw upon this legacy to discover the ways that poets, from the 3rd millennium BC to the current day, have spoke back to the consequences of battle. They take care of fabric in a wide selection of languages together with Sumerian, Hittite, Akkadian, biblical and glossy Hebrew, and classical and modern Arabic and variety from the destruction of Ur in 1940 BC to the poetry of Hamas and Hezbollah. a few poems are heroic in tone, celebrating victory and the prowess of warriors, others replicate keenly at the ache that warfare reasons. the result's a piece that gives clean insights into the poetry of the center East and gives a different mirrored image of the ways that this such a lot violent and pervasive of human actions has been mirrored in several cultures.

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