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VOL. 9 No. 1 - March 2005 Published by the GLORIA Center, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 9,  No. 1 - March 2005  Editor and Publisher: Professor Barry RubinAssistant Editors: Cameron Brown, Joy Pincus MERIA Journal Previous Issues  Get the Acrobat Format of MERIA Cover Page   … [Read more...]

The December 2004 European Council Decision on Turkey: Is it an Historic Turning Point?

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya  Volume 8, No. 4, Article 8 - December 2004            The December 2004 European Council Decision on Turkey: Is it an Historic Turning Point?   By Kemal KiriÅĂ?â??Ă?Ÿci On December 17, 2004, the European Union (EU) made its long-awaited decision on beginning negotiations with Turkey regarding its full … [Read more...]

Law, the Rule of Law, and Religious Minorities in Egypt

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya  Volume 8, No. 4, Article 7 - December 2004            Law, the Rule of Law, and Religious Minorities in Egypt   By Yustina Saleh This article analyzes the protection of the rights of religious minorities by Egypt's legal and judicial institutions. The article argues that the Egyptian Constitution, while … [Read more...]

India-Israel Partnership: Convergence and Constraints

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya  Volume 8, No. 4, Article 6 - December 2004            India-Israel Partnership:Convergence and Constraints   By Harsh V. Pant There has been a steady strengthening of India's relationship with Israel ever since India established full diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, despite Indian attempts to keep this … [Read more...]

The Political Economy of Turkish Military Modernization

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya  Volume 8, No. 4, Article 5 - December 2004            The Political Economy of Turkish Military Modernization By Elliot Hen-Tov This study examines the political economy of the military modernization project begun in 1996 in Turkey.  Due to the unprecedented scope of the modernization effort and the … [Read more...]

Unity Through Opposition: Islam as an Instrument of Radical Political Change

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 8,  No. 4, Article 4 - December 2004             Unity Through Opposition: Islam as an Instrument of Radical Political Change   By Thomas Butko In wake of the September 11 attacks, there has been a heightened focus on political Islam (or Islamism) as a global area of research. Yet, in spite of the … [Read more...]

Arab Liberalism and Democracy in the Middle East: A Panel Discussion

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 8,  No. 4, Article 3 - December 2004             Arab Liberalism and Democracy in the Middle East:  A Panel Discussion On August 13, 2004, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) held a forum on Arab Liberalism and Democracy in the Middle East. The following is an edited transcript of the event, as … [Read more...]

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the Democratization of Post-Saddam Iraq

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 8,  No. 4, Article 2 - December 2004             Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the Democratization of Post-Saddam Iraq   By Babak Rahimi This paper describes the importance of Ayatollah Sistani and his religious network in shaping post-Saddam Iraq. This study shows how a moderate form Shi'i Islam can … [Read more...]

Iraq’s Hostage Crisis: Kidnappings, Mass Media and the Iraqi Insurgency

  Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 8,  No. 4, Article 1 - December 2004             Iraq's Hostage Crisis:Kidnappings, Mass Media and the Iraqi Insurgency   By Ibrahim al-Marashi   This article analyzes the use of kidnapping as a tactic by the Iraqi insurgency in its effort to influence Iraqi, Arab, and Muslim public opinion … [Read more...]