Middle East Studies

Beyond Borders: The Haqqani Network and the Road to Kabul

Author: 

Van Dyk, Jere

Credentials: 

Jere Van Dyk attended the University of Oregon, served in the U.S. Army in Germany, and later went to the Sorbonne and the Institut d’Études Politiques. In 1973, he and his younger brother drove a Volkswagen from Europe to Afghanistan. He returned there in 1981 for the New York Times to cover the Afghan-Soviet war, for which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1984, he became Executive Director of Friends of Afghanistan. After travels in Asia and South America, he was an analyst for CBS on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida. In 2008, he was kidnapped by the Taliban and returned to Afghanistan six years later to find out who had kidnapped him and why. He is a consultant to 60 Minutes and is working on a book about the death of Pat Tillman, the former professional football star and U.S. Army Ranger, who was killed in Haqqani territory in 2004.

Afghanistan Without Borders: The Haqqani Network and the Road to Kabul is the untold story of the origins, political awakening, and rise of what the United States and its allies call the Haqqani Network, and what the Haqqani family calls the Haqqani Mujahideen. The author lived with the Haqqanis as a young reporter for the New York Times in the 1980s, in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, when they were America’s allies in the Afghan-Soviet war. After 9/11, the network became America’s enemy.

Market: 
Political Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Post-Colonialism, Terrorism, Afghanistan, Mujahideen
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538656 Hardcover
Price: 
$38.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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A New Golden Age of Archeology: Recent Discoveries in Armenia

Author: 

Gfoeller, Michael

Credentials: 

Ambassador Michael Gfoeller (ret.) is an independent consultant on international politics and security matters. He served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer from 1984 to 2010. His career included service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium. He served for two years (2008-2010) as the Senior Political Advisor to General David Petraeus at U.S. Central Command and retired from the State Department with the rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Gfoeller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club. He is married to Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller-Volkoff.

Book CoverThis book uses both succinct, informative essays and beautiful, detailed photography to reveal how recent archeological discoveries in the ancient country of Armenia have transformed our understanding of the origins of human civilization and humanity itself. It also tells the story of a heroic team of Armenian archeologists who have singlehandedly created a new golden age of archeology in their country.

Market: 
Archaeology, History, Middle East, Ancient History, Armenia, Caucasus, Evolution
Release Date: 
May 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538717 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
8.5x11 inch
Pages: 
236
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Türkiye as a Stabilizing Power in an Age of Turmoil

Author: 

Altun, Fahrettin, Professor

Credentials: 

Professor Fahrettin Altun has served as Turkey’s communications director since July 25, 2018. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1976, he holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Istanbul University and a master’s degree in sociology from Mimar Sinan University. Altun received his doctorate from Istanbul University in 2006 with the thesis “A Comparative Analysis of McLuhan and Baudrillard’s Media Theories.” Altun was a visiting researcher at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City in 2002-2003. He was a member of the founding academic board of Istanbul Şehir University and a founding coordinator of the School of Communication. He chaired the Department of Communication at Istanbul Şehir University between 2008 and 2014. Altun proceeded to teach sociology at Istanbul Medeniyet University between 2015 and 2017. Altun was the general coordinator of SETA Istanbul and deputy general coordinator of the SETA Foundation in 2014-2018, while also serving as dean of the School of Communication at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of Kriter, a monthly magazine, Altun contributed as a commentator to TRT 1’s “Enine Boyuna” and “Dışa Bakış” on TRT Haber and wrote a column for the newspapers Sabah and Daily Sabah. Having previously hosted the show “Ayrıntı” on TRT 2 and TRT Haber, he worked as an editor with the publishers Yöneliş and Küre, as an editor-in-chief at the magazine Anlayış, and a columnist at the newspaper Akşam. Altun has authored the book The Theory of Modernization, and is a co-author of The Triumph of Turkish Democracy: The July 15 Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath, The Origins of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Press Freedom in Turkey: Myths and Facts, and Media on July 15, which were published by SETA.

More than three decades after the Cold War, international institutions have yet to cope with pressing problems, emerging challenges, and regional and international conflicts. Against the backdrop of an unraveling international order, deepening humanitarian crises, and an uptick in violence, Turkey, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s leadership, has advocated international cooperation to find solutions. At the same time, the country has adopted a more proactive foreign policy with an eye toward ending long-standing international disputes while avoiding the trap of unilateralism.

Release Date: 
December 30, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680537581 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
158
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia, Chechnya, and the West, 2000–2006

Author: 

Zakaev, Akhmed, Prime Minister-in-Exile of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

Translator:
Arch Tait, Ph.D.

Market: 
International Relations, History, War Studies, Russia, Russian Politics, Chechnya, Terrorism, Caucasus Studies, Middle East Studies, War on Terror, Vladimir Putin
Release Date: 
March 1, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680532715 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Within Tweeting Distance: How States Use Twitter Diplomacy

Author: 

Suwwan, Noor

Credentials: 

She graduated from Jordan’s University of Science and Technology. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Wollongong, in Dubai, and a postgraduate degree in communications and marketing from the University of Middlesex in Dubai.

One of the most peculiar byproducts of media globalization is the creation of audiences close by but out of reach, and far away but within reach. Within Tweeting Distance is a study of one of the most compelling emerging subfields at the crossroads of the fields of international relations and communications: Twitter Diplomacy. Noor Suwwan’s groundbreaking new book proposes a new theoretical classification framework for Twitter Diplomacy and applies it to four Arab state-actors.

Market: 
International Relations, Middle East, Communications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Social Media, Twitter
Release Date: 
December 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532838 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
112
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University and Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: The Middle East and North Africa showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Middle Eastern and North African religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Middle East, Arab Spring, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532548 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies (Paperback)

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
December 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539448 Paperback
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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To Tell the Truth: Fifty Years of Politics in the Promised Land

Author: 

Kuhrt, David

Credentials: 

Author of "Wittgenstein the Tartar", and "The Trojan War Has Not Been Won"

This collection of essays reflect the prolific philosopher David Kuhrt’s prescient thesis that subjectivity can be bypassed, thereby exploding the myth of positivist philosophy. In bypassing intuition with abstract ideas, “science,” as we have described it, has informed the notion of Western imperialism in the Middle East, from the dogmatic Christianity of the medieval Papacy through transnational corporate investment today.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Middle East, International Relations, East-West Relations, Middle East Politics, Positivism, Subjectivism, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532128 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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America, Russia, and the Birth of Modern Greece

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris, Ph.D.

Book CoverIn 1806 an anonymous Greek book called for a republican government, patterned upon that of the young United States, to be established in Greece, then long the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The “Americanization” of Greece presupposed independence.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, International Relations, Nationalism, Identity Studies, History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Russia, Greece, Revolution, Ottoman Empire, Middle East
Release Date: 
September 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539424 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of International Oil Politics: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies

Author: 

Gassanly, Murad PhD, Cardiff University

Credentials: 

City Councillor, City of Westminster (London)

A History of International Oil Politics is both an argument for multi-theoretical pluralism and a proposal for a theory-synergetic approach in international relations. Murad Gassanly, a distinguished international relations scholar and rising British politician, explores how international relations paradigms could be utilized in approaching the vital field of international oil politics, specifically historical issues of international energy politics and comparative case studies of energy transmission networks – the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline and the Southern Gas Corridor.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Energy Politics, Social Science Theory, International Relations Theory, Oil Politics, History
Release Date: 
June 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532319 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
337
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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