Written by Julia Clancy-Smith and published by CCAS with Georgetown University Press, Tunisian Revolutions examines Tunisia's last two centuries and demonstrates how geographical and environmental and social factors lie behind the country's modern political history, including the most recent revolution.
by Barbara Stowasser (2011) - Dr. Stowasser presents an interesting and unusual comparison of the political philosophy of two great medieval thinkers -- Ibn Khaldun (d. 1402) and Machiavelli (d. 1527).
by Barbara Stowasser (2011) - Dr. Stowasser examines the five daily prayers of Sunni Islam in order to explore how the "day" and the "hour" are structured in Islamic tradition, in Islamic science, and how they are being reconfigured in the age of globalization.
by A.J. Racy (2010) - Dr. Racy explores the idea of tarab, or musical ecstasy, in Arab music. "The word tarab refers to both the ecstatic state evoked by traditional Arab music and the music itself," he writes. "[This is] a clear testimony to the close association the culture has made between the music and emotional transformation."
by Gregory Orfalea (2009) - Mr. Orfalea details measures Obama has taken to reach out to the Arab world and analyzes his ability to effect positive change in the region. Starting with Obama's first day in office, Mr. Orfalea traces ways in which the Obama administration's Middle East policies have differed from those of its predecessors.
by Ibrahim Muhawi (2009) - This paper, which emerged from Dr. Muhawi's January 2009 lecture at the Center's commemoration of the life and work of Mahmoud Darwish, explores three contexts of language in Darwish's poetry.
by Noureddine Jebnoun (2008) -The paper illustrates how forecasts about Islamist political extremism in North Africa have enhanced regional governments' geostrategic positioning in the "Global War on Terror" by strengthening their diplomatic and military ties to the United States.
by Ibrahim M. Oweiss (2002) - Originally presented at the Kareema Khoury CCAS Annual Distinguished Lecture series, this paper presents a survey of Islamic economic theory from the Middle Ages to the present day.
by Conference Participants (2000) - An edited transcript of presentations made at an October 25, 2000 conference at CCAS on the roots and implications of the ongoing Palestinian uprising against Israel.
by Barbara Freyer Stowasser (2000) - Originally presented as the keynote address of the 1999 MESA Conference, on the eve of a predicted Y2K catastrophe, the piece reflects on the important effects that consciousness of time has had on the religions of the Middle East for centuries.