restricted access   Volume 71, Number 1, Winter 2017

Table of Contents

Tahrir After Revolution

Editor’s Note

pp. 7-8


Tahrir Square, From Place to Space: The Geography of Representation

pp. 9-22

The Idea of the Civil State in Egypt: Its Evolution and Political Impact following the 2011 Revolution

pp. 23-44

The Islamic Da‘wa Party and the Mobilization of Iraq’s Shi‘i Community, 1958–1965

pp. 45-65

The Military and the State in Iran: The Economic Rise of the Revolutionary Guards

pp. 67-86

The Logic and Illogic of an Israeli Unilateral Preventive Strike on Iran

pp. 87-110


Chronology: July 16, 2016 – October 15, 2016

pp. 111-146

Policy Essay

Five Inauguration Days: The US and the Middle East

pp. 147-154

Book Reviews


The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran by Andrew Scott Cooper (review)

pp. 155-156


Dwelling in Conflict: Negev Landscapes and the Boundaries of Belonging by Emily McKee (review)

pp. 156-158


Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life by Farah Al-Nakib (review)

pp. 158-159


Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967–1976 by James R. Stocker (review)

pp. 159-160


Political Rationale and International Consequences of the War in Libya ed. by Dag Henriksen and Ann Karin Larssen (review)

pp. 161-162


Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine by Sherene Seikaly (review)

pp. 162-163

Palestine Investigated: The Criminal Investigation Department of the Palestine Police Force, 1920–1948 by Eldad Harouvi (review)

pp. 163-164


An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism: Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity by Umut Uzer (review)

pp. 165-166

Economic Conditions

Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World by Nimah Mazaheri (review)

pp. 167-168


Reporting in the MENA Region: Cyber Engagement and Pan-Arab Social Media by Mohammad Ayish and Noha Mellor, and: The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World by Marwan M. Kraidy (review)

pp. 168-170

Modern History and Politics

Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States by Zachary Lockman (review)

pp. 171-172

Us versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat by Douglas Little (review)

pp. 172-174

Lawrence of Arabia’s War: The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI by Neil Faulkner (review)

pp. 174-175

Britain in the Middle East, 1619–1971 by Robert T. Harrison (review)

pp. 176-177

Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea by Shiraz Maher (review)

pp. 177-179

Recent Publications

pp. 180-184