Communities and Conflict in Mandate Palestine

Mapping New Archival Sources to Village-Level Data
Daniel Arnon, Richard McAlexander, and Michael Rubin
Oct 26, 2021 at | Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics Auditorium

The historical literature on political conflict in Mandate Palestine richly emphasizes the Israeli and Palestinian narratives of the origins of the conflict and analyzes the lived experiences in specific localities,…

China & the Middle East: Changes and Continuity in Contemporary Policy

Bill Figueroa
Nov 2, 2021 at | Camden County College Blackwood Campus; Civic Hall, CON 105 | 200 College Dr, Blackwood, NJ

The last decade has seen a great deal of attention on the relationship between China and the Middle East. New economic and trade initiatives, a flurry of Chinese goods and construction services throughout the region,…

Global Jihad and Movements of Rage

Glenn Robinson, Associate Professor in Defense Analysis at the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences in the Naval Postgraduate School
Nov 3, 2021 at | Houston Hall 218 - Ben Franklin Meeting Room

Most violent jihadi movements in the twentieth century focused on removing corrupt or repressive secular regimes throughout the Muslim world. But following the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a new form of jihadism…


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