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  • June 01, 2004|Norvell B. De AtkineMiddle East Quarterly

    The Arab Mind Revisited

    Editors' preface: In the spring of 2004, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal drove headlines in the United States and the Middle East. Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote a report in The New Yorker, entitled "The Gray Zone," describing the abuse of prisoners...

  • December 01, 1999|Norvell B. De AtkineMiddle East Quarterly

    Miért vesztik el az arabok a háborúikat

  • September 01, 1999|Norvell B. De AtkineMiddle East Quarterly

    Why Arabs Lose Wars

    Arabic-speaking armies have been generally ineffective in the modern era. Egyptian regular forces did poorly against Yemeni irregulars in the 1960s.1 Syrians could only impose their will in Lebanon during the mid-1970s by the use of overwhelming

  • January 01, 0001|Norvell B. De Atkine and Daniel PipesAcademic Questions

    Letters to the Editor: Middle Eastern Studies: What Went Wrong?

    The following consist of letters from readers and a replies from Norvell B. De Atkine and Daniel Pipes. To the Editor: Virtually all the points made by Norvell B. De Atkine and Daniel Pipes in their article "Middle Eastern Studies: What Went Wrong?"

  • January 01, 0001|Norvell B. De Atkine and Daniel PipesAcademic Questions

    Middle Eastern Studies: What Went Wrong?

    A pronounced leftist bias and the proclivity toward apologetics for enemies of the United States are problems that scholarship on the Middle East shares with other area-studies. However, the tendency to overemphasize the Arab-Israeli conflict, to...

  • January 01, 0001|Norvell B. De AtkineMiddle East Quarterly

    Middle East Scholars Strike Out in Washington