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  • Death to the Dictator!by Afsaneh Moqadam

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 13.99

    Tehran, June 12, 2009. Mohsen Abbaspour, an ordinary young man in his twenties?not particularly political, or ambitious, or worldly?casts the first vote of his life in Iran?s tenth presidential election. Fed up with rising unemployment and inflation, he backs the reformist party and its candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mohsen believes his vote will... more...

  • Civil Society in Yemenby Sheila Carapico

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 47.00

    A study of the political culture in Arabia which challenges the stereotypical view of traditional Arab society. more...

  • The Next Supreme Leaderby Alireza Nader; David E. Thaler; S. R. Bohandy

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    As the commander in chief and highest political authority in Iran, the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has played a critical role in the direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This monograph identifies three key factors that will shape succession of the next Supreme Leader and outlines five alternative scenarios for the post-Khamenei... more...

  • Understanding Post-Soviet Transitionsby Christoph H. Stefes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    This book provides an account of systemic corruption within the context of post-Soviet economic and political transitions. Focusing on Armenia and Georgia, it shows how systemic corruption has developed since the fall of Soviet rule and how corruption has shaped the emerging economic and political systems of these two countries. more...

  • The Arab Awakeningby Kenneth M. Pollack

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests born of oppression and socioeconomic frustration erupted throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. How did this all happen? What might the future look like, and what are the likely ramifications... more...

  • The Arab Revolutionby Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    When Mohammad Bouazizi sets himself on fire on December 17, 2010, he started a series of extraordinary events that spread across the Middle East with stunning rapidity. In less than a month, President Ben Ali fled Tunisia, ending a twenty-three year regime. Shortly thereafter, on 11 February 2011, President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down after nearly... more...

  • Using Social Media to Gauge Iranian Public Opinion and Mood After the 2009 Electionby Sara Beth Elson; Douglas Yeung; Parisa Roshan; S. R. Bohandy; Alireza Nader

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    In the months after the contested Iranian presidential election in June 2009, Iranians spoke out about the election using Twitter--a social media service that allows users to send short text messages, called tweets, with relative anonymity. This research analyzed more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election that were sent in the nine... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingby Marc Lynch

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 26.99

    Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region?s politics almost beyond recognition. But the biggest transformations of what has been labeled as the ?Arab Spring? are yet to come. An insider to... more...

  • The Invisible Arabby Marwan Bishara

    Nation Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Marwan Bishara, the chief policy analyst for Al Jazeera English and presenter of the show “Empire?, looks at the roots of pro-democracy revolutions in the Arab world and offers an original analysis of what went right, why this moment is paramount, and how more...

  • Voices of the New Arab Publicby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. According to Lynch, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over, and the way in which Arab governments and the United... more...