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Labor Market Reform in France would Help Ease Muslim – non-Muslim Tension

Author Adam Millsap asserts that the liberalization of labor markets in France and other European countries would address concerns of immigrant assimilation by providing more economic opportunity for immigrants, which would make it easier for them to adjust to their new surroundings. He concludes that labor market liberalization could also provide long-term economic prosperity for all in France.

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Civil Society Governance & Law Middle East

Tribalism in Transition: Iraq’s Sunni Tribes Before, During and After the Islamic State – Part II

In this two-part series, author Alex Simon discusses the evolution and increasingly fragmented nature of Sunni tribalism in Iraq from the era of Ottoman occupation through the rise of the so-called Islamic State, and its implications for the future of the Iraqi polity.

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Civil Society Governance & Law Middle East

Tribalism in Transition: Iraq’s Sunni Tribes Before, During and After the Islamic State – Part I

In this two-part series, author Alex Simon discusses the evolution and increasingly fragmented nature of Sunni tribalism in Iraq from the era of Ottoman occupation through the rise of the so-called Islamic State, and its implications for the future of the Iraqi polity.

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Civil Society Europe Middle East Policy & Politics

The Alienation, Victimization, and Frustration of French Muslims – Part II

This two part series will look at Muslims in France to provide insight into the alienation, victimization, and frustration that is radicalizing some French Muslims to committing the recent terrorist attacks in France.

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Civil Society Europe Middle East Policy & Politics

The Alienation, Victimization, and Frustration of French Muslims – Part I

This two part series will look at Muslims in France to provide insight into the alienation, victimization, and frustration that is radicalizing some French Muslims to committing the recent terrorist attacks in France.

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Book Reviews Middle East Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

ISIS: The State of Terror

Richard Purcell, a SAIS alum and freelance writer covering international security affairs, reviews Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger’s new book, “ISIS: The State of Terror.”

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Europe Governance & Law Middle East Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) : A Decade Later

The crisis in Ukraine and the civil war prevailing in Syria have raised deep concerns over the European Union’s ability to act as a credible actor in foreign affairs. So, has the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) failed to meet its objectives? What are the challenges facing the ENP?

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Asia Pacific Governance & Law Interviews Middle East North America Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

An Interview with Yaniv Barzilai

SAIS alumnus Yaniv Barzilai, a foreign service officer at the United States Department of State, discusses his recent book, 102 Days of War – How Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda & the Taliban Survived 2001.

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Civil Society Middle East Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

The Egyptian Uprising: A Case Study in Intifadat and the Difficulty of Lasting Change

SAIS graduate Jennifer Fishkin contradicts several assumptions about the Egyptian uprising, evaluates the prospects for change, and discusses the consequences for today’s regime in Egypt in this provocative paper.

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Asia Pacific Interviews Middle East Policy & Politics

The World in Transition: Interview with the Panelists

The SAIS Review’s Associate Editor Meghan Kleinsteiber interviewed Samuel Tadros from Hudson Institute and Yukon Huang from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on two regions undergoing major transitions today, the Middle East and China. Watch the interviews here.