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Table of Contents: Summer 2017, VOLUME 40, 4


Sectarianism in the Middle East

Failed coup D’état in Turkey

Nuclear Dominoes in the Gulf States

Article One:
Rising Sectarianism in the Middle East and Its Impact on American Perceptions of Islam and Muslims.

Natana  J.Delong-Bas

Article Two:
The Failed 2016 Coup d'état and the Birth of Post-Modern Turkey.

Uzi Rabi
Ben Mendales

Article Three:
The Conceptualization of Wilāya in the Bābī and Bahāʾī Texts: From Messianic Claims to Secular Institutionalization of Guardianship.

Leila Chamankhah

Article Four
The Idea of Nuclear Dominoes in the Gulf Region.

Nursin Ateşoğlu Guney
Visne Korkmaz  

Article Five:
Pakistan’s Army has a New General: Policy Implications.

Christine Fair


Book Reviews
Nadia H. Barsoum

Adnan A. Musallam: earned his PhD degree from the  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. His interest is Contemporary Arabic/Islamic Thought; Contemporary History of the Arab World and the Middle East; and Contemporary Arabic Literature. He is an associate professor of history at Bethlehem University, Palestine and he is an active member of Al-Liqa’s Board of Trustees.


Mujeeb Ahmad: earned his PhD degree from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (January 2010) and Post-Doctorate degree from CERI SciencesPo, Paris (June 2011-February 2012). His major teaching and research interests are Islamic movements, institutions and personalities of South Asia since 19th century; evolution of fiqh (Fiqh-i-Hanafi) in South Asia and socio-religio, cultural and political history of Pakistan with special reference to the role of ulema and religio-political parties, personalities, movements and institutions. He is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Zaglul Haider: earned his PhD degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University, U.S.A. He obtained an L.L.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Rajshahi. His book The Changing pattern of Bangladesh Foreign Policy was published by the University Press Limited, Dhaka, in 2006. His articles are published in The Security Dialogue, Asian Survey, The Round Table, Asian and African Studies, African and Asian studies, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Regional Studies, Asian Profile, the Asiatic Society Journal, Journal of International Relations.


Moonis Ahmar: earned his PhD degree fromQuaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He is Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Meritorious Professor at the University of Karachi. He is also Director, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.  From April 2010 till February 2012, Dr. Ahmar was a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Visiting Fellow, Conflict Studies and Management Program, Wills Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. He is the author of Conflict Management and Vision for a secular Pakistan: A comparative Study which was recently published by the Oxford University Press.


Sayed Hassan Akhlaq: earned his PhD degree in philosophy in 2009 from Allameh Tabatabaii University in Tehran, Iran, and completed his Islamic studies (Hawzeh Elmieh) in Mashhad. At the present time he is a research fellow at the Catholic University of America, in Washington DC. He has published four books, numerous chapters, editorials, and encyclopedia and dictionary entries. He is acting as an academic adviser to the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010, he taught at several universities in Iran during 2007-2010. Since moving to the US in 2011, he has given scholarly lectures to Muslims as well as to academia. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Philosophical Association.

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