Fred H. Lawson Mills College

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Global Security Watch Syria, (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger Security International, 2013)

Constructing International Relations in the Arab World (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006)

Why Syria Goes to War: Thirty Years of Confrontation (Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell, University Press, 1996)

The Social Origins of Egyptian Expansionism during the Muhammad 'Ali Period (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1999) and ([Arabic translation] Cairo: Higher Council for Culture, 2005)

Bahrain: The Modernization of Autocracy (Boulder: Westview Press, 1989)

Edited Volumes

Comparative Regionalism (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009)

Demystifying Syria (London: Saqi Books, 2009)


Transformations of Regional Economic Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Doha: Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, 2012)

Dialectical Integration in the Gulf Co-operation Council (Abu Dhabi: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 1997)

Opposition Movements and U. S. Policy Toward the Arab Gulf States (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1992)


"Antinomies of Economic Governance in Contemporary Syria," in A. Kadhim, ed. Governance in the Middle East and North Africa, (London: Routledge, 2012) [with Samer N. Abboud]

"The Persian Gulf in the Contemporary International Economy," in M. Kamrava, ed. The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012)

"Keys to the Kingdom: Current Scholarship on Saudi Arabia," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 43(November 2011)

"Security Dilemmas in the Contemporary Persian Gulf," in M. Kamrava, ed. The International Politics of the Persian Gulf, (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011)

"Ottoman Legacies and Economic Sovereignty in Post-Imperial Anatolia, Syria and Iraq," in R. Hinnebusch and S. Cummings, eds. After Empire (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011)

"Geo-Political Complications of US Free Trade Agreements with Gulf Arab Countries," in M. Legrenzi and B. Momani, eds. Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf, (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

"Nile River Flows and Political Order in Ottoman Egypt," in T. Tvedt and R. Coopey, eds. Rivers and Society: From Early Civilizations to Modern Times, (London: I. B. Tauris, 2010)

"Explaining Shifts in Syria's Islamist Opposition," in H, Albrecht and M. Kassem, eds. Opposition in the Contemporary Middle East, (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010)

"Liberal Champions of Pan-Arabism: Syria's Second Hizb al-Sha'b," in C. Schumann, ed. Nationalism and Liberal Thought in the Arab East, (London: Routledge, 2009)

"Military Records as a Source for the Social History of the Emirates," in P. Hellyer and M. Ziolkowski, eds. Emirates Heritage, vol. 2 (al-'Ain: Zayed Center for Heritage and History, 2008)

"Heritage and Cultural Nationalism in the United Arab Emirates," in A. Alsharekh and R. Springborg, eds. Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States, (London: Saqi, 2008) (with Hasan M. al-Naboodah)

"Comparing Regionalist Projects in the Middle East and Elsewhere: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward," in C. Harders and M. Legrenzi, eds. Beyond Regionalism? (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008)

“Intra-Regime Dynamics, Uncertainty and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in the Contemporary Arab World,” in Oliver Schlumberger, ed. Debating Arab Authoritarianism, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007)

"New Twists, More Intricate Configurations: The Changing Israel- Palestinian Regional Security Complex," in M. Amineh, ed. Towards the Greater Middle East, (Leiden: Brill, 2007)

“Struggling for Primacy: The Ruling Family and the State in Contemporary Bahrain,” in A. Alsharekh, ed. The Gulf Family, (London: Saqi, 2007)

"Syria's Relations with Iran: Managing the Dilemmas of Alliance," Middle East Journal, 61(Winter 2007)

"The Kuwaiti Succession Crisis and Constitutional Governance in the Gulf," The International Spectator, (Rome) 41(January-March 2006)

"Reassessing Egypt's Foreign Policy during the 1920s and 1930s," in Arthur Goldschmidt, Amy J. Johnson and Barak A. Salmoni, eds. Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952, (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2005)

"Economic Liberalization and the Reconfiguration of Authoritarianism in the Arab Gulf States," Orient (Hamburg) 46(March 2005)

"Political Economy, Geopolitics and the Expanding US Military Presence in the Persian Gulf and Central Asia," Critique 13 (February 2004)

"Repertoires of Contention in Contemporary Bahrain," in Quintan Wiktorowicz, ed. Islamic Activism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004)

"Rethinking the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait," The Review of International Affairs 1(Autumn 2001)

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