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THE MIDDLE EAST


Volume 5, Issue 3: Essays on Middle East cyber militias, succession politics in Qatar, ethnic futurism in the Gulf, and Obama's Syria policy. Also: surveillance, Somali piracy, Syria's heritage at risk, and elections in Japan.

Contributors: Kit Dawnay, Faisal Devji, Christian Henderson, Michael A. Innes, Jessica Lincoln, Terry Pattar, Scott Smith, and Jon Western.

Table of Contents


Foreword

About the Contributors

Essays
Christian Henderson, 'Qatar's Game of Thrones'

Terry Pattar, 'Cyber Attacks in the Middle East'

Scott Smith, 'Ethnic Futurism in the Gulf'

Jon Western, 'What Next For Obama in Syria?'

Faisal Devji, 'The Pleasures of Surveillance'

Jessica Lincoln, 'Somali Piracy: Risk, Benefit, Reward'

Kit Dawnay, 'Elections in Japan'

Postscript

Index of Essays