by EMMA CUNLIFFE and GLOBAL HERITAGE FUND on MAY 16, 2012:

Since the violent uprising that erupted in Syria over a year ago, the country’s rich and complex cultural heritage has come under heavy fire.  With few exceptions, archaeologists have been left merely to guess at the damage to these ancient sites.  Now, however, thanks to a comprehensive report by Emma Cunliffe, a 2010 Global Heritage Preservation Fellow and current PhD researcher at Durham University, much more is known about the conflict-related damage suffered by Syria’s heritage sites. READ REPORT HERE

Emma Cunliffe is a member of the Department of Archaeology at Durham University (UK) and Global Heritage Fund Preservation Fellow. 

Bruce W. Jentleson (2012) The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Global Governance in a Copernican World. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations. April-June 2012, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 133-148.

Bruce Jentleson is professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. Also, in July 2012 it was announced that he has been appointed to the Obama 2012 National Security Advisory Steering Committee, and is co-chairing the Middle East working group.

 

by ROBIN WRIGHT (WILSON CENTER, U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE), APRIL 2012:

The Islamists are not only coming. In several countries, they’ve already arrived. Others are primed to take prominent roles down the road. Altogether, Islamist movements are today the most dynamic political force across the Arab world—and they may well be for the next decade or longer. INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER CONTINUED, PLUS FULL CHAPTERS ON EGYPT, TUNISIA, LIBYA, ALGERIA, SYRIA, PALESTINE, MOROCCO, JORDAN, LEBANON, YEMEN, TURKEY

MARCH 15, 2012: 

The Essentials of Ibadi Islam. by Valerie J. Hoffman. Syracuse University Press, 2012.

Book Description from the Publisher: 

Ibadi Islam is a distinct sect of Islam, neither Sunni nor Shi’ite, that emerged in the early Islamic period and remains active today in small pockets of North Africa and as the dominant sect of Oman. Despite its antiquity, it has often been misunderstood and remains little known. Seeking to redress this gap and to introduce this influential Islamic school to the non-Arabic-speaking world, Hoffman offers the first book-length overview of Ibadi theology published in English.

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Bruce W. Jentleson (March 2012). Review of Daniel W. Drezner ‘Theories of International Politics and Zombies’ Perspectives on Politics, 10 , pp 212-213 doi:10.1017/S1537592711004749

Bruce Jentleson is professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. Also, in July 2012 it was announced that he has been appointed to the Obama 2012 National Security Advisory Steering Committee, and is co-chairing the Middle East working group.