Book Reviews guidelines
Al Sharq Forum invites reviews that inform readers about the topic of security and offer critical evaluation of the book under review. If you would like to contribute, kindly choose one of the books enlisted in the MENA Security web page and send your choice along with your CV (and a writing sample if required) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that the review be completed within 60 days of receipt of a confirmation email. The book will be made available to you.
Following evaluation, you will receive a feedback after which the final draft should be submitted within a week. Your review will be published on Al Sharq Forum website.
Deadline for application: August 25, 2019
Researchers in the social sciences, especially those who are experts on the Middle East politics, are eligible to write the reviews. In addition, junior researchers, graduate students, and final year undergrad students are also welcomed to participate. However, they are kindly requested to send a writing sample with their CVs.
Book Review Format
- Total word count is between 800 – 1000.
- The recommended structure is to divide the review into two parts: the first part is a summary of the book which should not exceed one third of the word counts. The second part that will include your analysis and critical insights.
- The first part should include bibliographic reference to the book (Title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication) as well as some information on the author’s background.
- The review should situate the book within the literature of the relevant field, and insights and analysis should avoid normative and subjective judgments.
- Please submit the review as a MS Word file.
- Please name your file “Book Author by Reviewer” (e.g., Goldziher by Hodgson).
Books for Review:
|Salafi-Jihadism: The History of An Idea||Shiraz Maher||2016||9780190651121|
|From Byron to Bin Laden: A History of Foreign War Volunteers||Nir Arielli||2018||9780674979567|
|Jihad and Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State||Olivier Roy||2017||9780190843632|
|Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities||Chen Kane and Egle Murauskaite (Eds.)||2014||9781138018389|
|Food Security in the Middle East||Zahra Babar and Suzi Mirgani (Eds.)||2014||9781849043021|
|The Red Star and the Crescent: China and the Middle East||James Reardon-Anderson (Ed.)||2018||9781849048217|
|Water Scarcity, Climate Change and Conflict in the Middle East: Securing Livelihoods, Building Peace||Sandra Rucksthuhl and Christopher Ward||2017||9781784537760|
|Policymaking in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions||Mark C. Thompson and Neil Quilliam (Eds.)||2017||9781784538842|
|Twenty Years of Euro-Mediterranean Relations||Richard Youngs (Ed.)||2015||9781138101319|
|What Is Russia Up To in the Middle East?||Dmitri Trenin||2017||9781509522316|
|The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf||Kristian Coates-Ulrichsen (Ed.)||2017||9780190877385|
|Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power||Aurélie Daher||2018||9780190495893|
|Inside The Arab State||Mehran Kamrava||2018||9781849049399|
|Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region||Zeinab Abul-Magd and Elke Grawert (Eds.)||2016||9781442254558|
|Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes||Nahla Yassine-Hamdan and Frederic S. Pearson||2014||9780415817448|
|Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC||Zahra Babar (Ed.)||2017||9781849045889|
|Emerging Security Threats in the Middle East: The Impact of Climate Change and Globalization||Anders Jägerskog and Ashok Swain||2016||9781442247635|
|Jihad & Co.
Black Markets and Islamist Power
|Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries||Arend Lijphart||1999||9780300172027|
|The Transnational Middle East: People, Places, Borders||Leïla Vignal (Ed.)||2016||9781138361454|