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Volume 68, Number 1, Winter 2014

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

p. 7


Resistance amid Regime Co-optation on the Syrian Television Series Buq‘at Daw’, 2001–2012

pp. 9-32

“State of Barbary” (Take Two): From the Arab Spring to the Return of Violence in Syria

pp. 33-58

A Terrorist Organization that Never Was: The Jordanian “Bay‘at al-Imam” Group

pp. 59-75

Colonialist Construction in the Urban Space of Jerusalem

pp. 77-98

Economic Reform, Social Welfare, and Instability: Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, 1983–2004

pp. 99-121

Chronology: July 16, 2013–October 15, 2013

pp. 122-151

Book Reviews

“The Second Nuclear Age” and the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics by Paul Bracken (review)

pp. 152-156

Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy by Kenneth M. Pollack (review)

pp. 156-158


Fountainhead of Jihad: The Haqqani Nexus, 1973–2012 by Vahid Brown and Dan Rassler (review)

p. 159


Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt by Mariz Tadros (review)

pp. 159-161

To Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt by Farha Ghannam (review)

pp. 161-162

Gulf States

After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies by Christopher M. Davidson (review)

pp. 162-163


Iran Unveiled: How the Revolutionary Guards Is Transforming Iran from Theocracy into Military Dictatorship by Ali Alfoneh (review)

pp. 163-165


Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine by Nina S. Spiegel (review)

pp. 165-166


The 2011 Libyan Uprising and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future ed. by Jason Pack (review)

pp. 166-169


Party Politics and the Prospects for Democracy in North Africa by Lise Storm (review)

pp. 169-170


Medicine and the Saints: Science, Islam, and the Colonial Encounter in Morocco, 1877–1956 by Ellen J. Amster (review)

pp. 170-172


Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws: From Islamic Empires to the Taliban by Shemeem Burney Abbas (review)

pp. 172-173

Palestine and Palestinians

The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine by Lori Allen (review)

pp. 173-175


The Battle for Syria: 1918–1920 by John D. Grainger (review)

pp. 175-176


Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam by Markus Dressler (review)

pp. 177-178

Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World by Joshua D. Hendrick (review)

pp. 178-179

Economic Conditions

Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East by Eckart Woertz (review)

pp. 179-180


The Fourth Wave: Digital Media and the Arab Spring by Philip Howard and Muzammil Hussain (review)

pp. 180-181

Modern History and Politics

The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam by Akbar Ahmed (review)

pp. 181-182

Islam in Europa, Revolten in Mittelost: Islamismus und Genozid von Wilhelm II und Enver Pascha über Hitler und al-Husaini bis Arafat, Usama Bin Laden und Ahmadinejad sowie Gespräche mit Bernard Lewis by Wolfgang G. Schwanitz (review)

pp. 182-184

Philosophy, Religion, and Science

Reform and Modernity in Islam: The Philosophical, Cultural and Political Discourses among Muslim Reformers by Safdar Ahmed (review)

pp. 184-185

Recent Publications

pp. 185-188

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