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Atzmaut and Nakba 1947–67

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 4280 words.

New boundaries were mapped out for the splintered territory in 1947. As the situation developed into civil war, onlookers began to worry. ‘Atzmaut and Nakba 1947–67’ looks at the United...

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British Palestine 1917–37

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 5721 words.

The First World War is often described as the most transformative event in modern Middle Eastern history as British occupation of Arab territories ended four centuries of Ottoman rule....

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Capital, Labor, and State

Adam Hanieh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 8641 words.

The Middle East’s pivotal position in a hydrocarbon-based global capitalism carries enormous ramifications for the region and the Gulf Arab states in particular. This chapter aims to...

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Conclusion

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 2517 words.

Since 2001, the parameters for a resolution of the hundred-year-old Palestinian–Israeli conflict have been elaborated upon by a number of initiatives. The Conclusion looks at these...

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Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in the Neoliberal Age

Laleh Khalili.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 8200 words.

This chapter examines the colonial roots of counterinsurgency practices deployed by the US after September 11, 2001 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Drawing on a broad range of primary sources...

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Dodging the Peril of Peace

Avi Raz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 11326 words.

This chapter presents a historical analysis of Israel’s policy and practice in the aftermath of the 1967 War in which Israel occupied Jordan’s West Bank, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Syria’s...

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Fascism in the Middle East and North Africa

Gilbert Achcar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 6931 words.

This chapter regards as “fascist” attempts to build mass movements on the basis of three elements: paramilitary organization, ultranationalism and totalitarianism. Most discussions of...

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Kemalism and Beyond

Christopher Houston.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 8408 words.

Despite the ceaseless efforts of what its supporters name the “Atatürk Cumhuriyeti” (Atatürk Republic), Kemalism is seen by many as a discredited ideology and an oppressive political...

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Occupation 1967–87

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 4507 words.

The 1949 armistice delineated the de facto partition of mandate Palestine. The ‘Green Line’ as it was known provided international recognition of the border that separated Israel, the West...

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Ottoman Palestine 1897–1917

in The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Middle Eastern History. 3485 words.

The first Zionist Congress was formed in August 1897, to discuss Theodor Herzl's nationalist plea to create a new state to be composed mostly of Jews. ‘Ottoman Palestine 1897–1917’ examines...

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