About The Journal

Contemporary Arab Affairs is the international quarterly journal of the Centre for Arab Unity Studies. It is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality and original research from and on the Arab region. Contemporary Arab Affairs seeks to publish work by specialists, policy experts and scholars from the Arab world or those who have academic interest in the region. Drawing on the expertise of the Centre for Arab Unity Studies, a well-established publisher of research in Arabic, Contemporary Arab Affairs has the objective to publish and circulate authentic research and studies originally produced in Arabic by Arab researchers and intellectuals and make them available to a global international audience and with the aim of promoting constructive dialogue between Arabs and the West. As of 2023, Contemporary Arab Affairs will be published in collaboration with BRILL, a long-standing international publishing house with a rich history spanning more than three centuries.

The editorial Board

Ali E. Hillal Dessouki

Cairo University (Egypt)

Jamal Wakim

Managing Editor
Lebanese University (Lebanon)

Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

University of New England (USA)

Ali Kadri

National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Aziz Azmeh

Central European University (Austria)

Giacomo Luciani

The Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland)

James Piscatori

Australian National University (Australia)

Jamil Hilal

Birzeit University

Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss

Lebanese American University Beirut (Lebanon)

Lisa Anderson

Columbia University

Luna Abuswaireh

Centre for Arab Unity Studies (Lebanon)

Omar Al Shehabi

Gulf Centre for Development Policies (Kuwait)

Paul Aarts

University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Paul Tabar

Lebanese American University Beirut (Lebanon)

Ricardo René Larémont

SUNY Binghamton

Saif Da’na

University of Wisconsin-Parkside (USA)

Timothy Niblock

University of Exeter (UK)

Yahia Zoubir

KEDGE Business School-Marseille (France)

Centre for Arab Unity Studies

We invite authors to submit original work for review and possible publication

Topics of particular interest include: Arab civil society, Arab culture and globalization, Arab development issues, Arab political and social thought, Peace and Conflict issues in the Arab region, Economies of the Middle East,  environmental risks and security in the Arab region, gender issues in the Arab region, governance and democratization, media and communication, and other related issues.

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