restricted access   Volume 63, Number 1, Winter 2009

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

pp. 9-10


The Arab Street: Tracking a Political Metaphor

pp. 11-29

Ribat, al-Qa‘Ida, and the Challenge for US Foreign Policy

pp. 31-47

Youthful Voices in Post-War Lebanon

pp. 49-68

“Logic dictates that they may attack when they feel they can win”: The 1955 Czech-Egyptian Arms Deal, the Egyptian Army, and Israeli Intelligence

pp. 69-84

Comparing Islamic Resurgence Movements in Turkey and Iran

pp. 87-107


Chronology: July 16, 2008 – October 15, 2008

pp. 109-138

Books Reviews

Who Commands the Faithful?

pp. 141-143


Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power and the State, 1870–1940 (review)

p. 144

A History of Modern Iran (review)

pp. 144-145

Refugee Rights in Iran (review)

pp. 145-146


A History of Modern Israel (review)

pp. 146-147

Palestine and Palestinians

Governing Gaza: Bureaucracy, Authority, and the Work of Rule, 1917–1969 (review)

pp. 148-149


A History of Modern Sudan (review)

pp. 149-150

Western Sahara

Saharan Conflict: Towards Territorial Autonomy as a Right to Democratic Self-Determination (review)

pp. 150-151


Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen (review)

pp. 151-152


Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of Information (review)

pp. 152-153

The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar Bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia (review)

pp. 153-154

Faysal: Saudi Arabia’s King for All Seasons (review)

pp. 154-156

Modern History and Politics

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain’s Covert Empire in the Middle East (review)

pp. 156-157

The Unmaking of the Middle East: A History of Western Disorder in Arab Lands (review)

pp. 157-158

Unexceptional: America’s Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941–2007 (review)

pp. 158-159

Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nation: Arab Nationalists and Popular Politics in Mandate Palestine (review)

pp. 159-160

American Ascendance and British Retreat in the Persian Gulf Region (review)

pp. 161-162

Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey (review)

pp. 162-163

Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity, and:Jerusalem: Idea and Reality (review)

pp. 163-165

The Mind of Jihad (review)

pp. 165-166

Pre-20th Century History

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj: Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf (review)

pp. 166-167

Recent Publications

Recent Publications

pp. 168-179