Category: Journal Articles

Posted on: May 2, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 2

The Impact of Supranational Identities on Interests in Jordan’s Foreign Policy Making

The Impact of Supranational Identities on Interests in Jordan’s Foreign Policy Making Introduction When discussing Jordan’s role in the Middle East, observers and scholars often attribute a disproportionate large role to the kingdom despite its small size, lack of resources, and more powerful neighbors. Unlike neighboring Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, Jordan does not suffer from the presence of a variety of ethno-religious identities; instead, a predominantly Sunni nation with about…

Posted on: April 6, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 1

Iran’s Dustbowl Migration

Iran’s Dustbowl Migration The once vibrant wetland culture of Hamun has now become a relic with scenes of abandoned boats and dried up lake beds It seems only a few decades ago, when Iran was home to some of the Earth’s most fertile and agricultural land. Large permanent rivers flowed through and contributed sediment-rich soil to the abundant oasis that previously characterized Khuzestan, a southwestern province of Iran. Similarly, Iran’s…

Posted on: April 5, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 1

An Analysis of the Triadic Relationship of Saudi, Iran, and Jordan and The Impact on Pan-Islamism in the Post-Cold War Era

An Analysis of the Triadic Relationship of Saudi, Iran, and Jordan and The Impact on Pan-Islamism in the Post-Cold War Era Introduction The Cold War era in the Middle East saw the emergence of various colliding ideologies, with kingdoms ideologically deterring Nasser’s Pan-Arabism quest at the core of the mid-twentieth century. The post-Cold War era was just as scrambled in the Middle East as it was throughout the world. With…

Posted on: April 5, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 1

The Saudi Arabian-Iran Proxy War in Yemen

The Saudi Arabian-Iran Proxy War in Yemen Introduction Saudi Arabia and Iran’s interests are at two opposite sides in the region. Peter Salisbury concludes that the two states are in a scramble for regional influence, impacting many existing conflicts. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Yemen are examples of the two states attempting to advance their interests, with the last being the latest and most complex. When applying the Realist theory…

Posted on: April 5, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 2

Theological Pathway Out of Islamic Extremism: Using Islamic Study and Qur’anic Reading in De-Radicalization Programs

Theological Pathway Out of Islamic Extremism: Using Islamic Study and Qur’anic Reading in De-Radicalization Programs Introduction The spread of the Internet and the advent of social media have played a key role in the recent rise of violent Islamist extremism globally. Platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have exacerbated the problem of Islamist radicalization and incited terrorism, as algorithms that underpin these networks promote engaging content, in a feedback…

Posted on: April 5, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 2

Perspectives on Women in Islam: Qur’anic injunctions, Salafi-Wahhabi behavior, and Islamic Feminists’ arguments

Perspectives on Women in Islam: Qur’anic Injunctions, Salafi-Wahhabi Behavior, and Islamic Feminists’ Arguments Abstract Gender roles in Islam is a contentious topic that has lingered in the Islamic world, especially from the twentieth century. Islam has widely and historically been regarded as inherently misogynist and particularly oppressive towards women. Specific verses in the Qur’an can be seen as controversial in terms of women’s rights and their status in society, and…

Posted on: March 27, 2020 Posted by: mohammed Comments: 2

Youth, Activism, and Inclusion in the 2010s: Studies from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Morocco

Youth, Activism, and Inclusion in the 2010s  Studies from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Morocco I. Congenital Revolutionaries: The Sanguine Essence of Lebanon’s Youth Introduction In Biology, there is a field of study known as Epigenetics that focuses on how an individual’s behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way their genes work. Epigenetics does not concern the actual nature or mutation of the genes themselves, but rather how the body…