The Israeli Citizenship Model: The Role of Pluralism and Particularism in Drawing the Boundaries of the Israeli Polity – By Benedetta Berti

This article examines the Israeli citizenship discourse, emphasizing the influence of Israel’s historical experience, societal composition and constitutive values. The first section provides the theoretical foundation of the essay, describing the Israeli citizenship model, stressing its complex nature, and explaining how three alternative models of citizenship—liberal, republican, and ethno‐nationalist—co‐exist and interact in the Israeli polity.

Notions of Islam and the West in the US‐Libyan Relationship: An Historical Perspective – By Farah Bushashia

How did an otherwise obscure Third World country previously ruled by a pliant monarch come to constitute a major enemy of the powerful United States for over twenty years, notwithstanding the paradoxical portrayal of its terrorists as both incompetent and threats to national security?

Interview with Robert Baer, Author of “The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower” – By Michael Mylrea

Robert Baer is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Sleeping with the Devil, about the Saudi royal family and its relationship with the United States; and See No Evil, which recounts Baer’s years as a top CIA operative. See No Evil was the basis for the acclaimed film Syriana, which earned George Clooney an […]

Women and the Law in Islamic Societies: Legal Responses to Domestic Violence in Saudi Arabia and Morocco – By Cybèle Cochran

  This article examines the legal treatment of domestic violence in Saudi Arabia and Morocco in order to hypothesize about the roots of differential approaches to gender issues under the law in Muslim societies. It will examine how each country’s response to domestic violence is shaped by the fundamental national values expressed in its constitution, […]

Interview with Mr. Gabe Kadell, Refugee Relocation Specialist – by Michael Mylrea

Following an international and domestic outcry condemning the displacement of over four million Iraqis due to the 2003 war, the United States Department of State has agreed to bring tens of thousands of Iraqis to the US over the next three to four years. Having played an integral role in this effort, Mr. Gabe Kadell, […]