Ziya Onis (Koc): Turkey and the Arab Revolutions: Boundaries of Middle Power Influence in a Turbulent Region. Zahra Albarazi (Tilburg): The Stateless Syrians. Daniele J. Atzori (FEEM): The Political Economy of Oil and the Crisis of the Arab State System. Haider Ala Hamoudi (Pittsburgh): Repugnancy in the Arab World. Turkuler Isiksel (Columbia): Between Text and Context: Turkey's Tradition of Authoritarian Constitutionalism. From World Affairs Journal, a symposium on the lessons learned from the Iraq invasion. Aaron David Miller on what's really wrong with the Middle East: Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence. The US and Iran, decades of animosity: Patrick Aloysius McDade on an analysis of the path to the current conflict. They are Orthodox, hear them roar: Allison Kaplan Sommer and Dahlia Lithwick on the women who are helping to shape Israel’s future (and an update). Sam Thompson interviews Salah Al Haddad: The formerly blacklisted writer talks about censorship under the Gadhafi regime and why culture in Tripoli is now “as important as food and water”. The first chapter from The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement by Carrie Rosefsky Wickham. Rape in Syria: Janine Di Giovanni on stories of the atrocities that are “happening every day”. There's no Nate Silver in Middle Eastern politics: Good luck predicting how the new set of Israel-Palestine peace talks will unfold. Danny Postel reviews Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett.

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