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Louise Fawcett guest-edits The Middle East virtual issue in International Affairs

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Louise Fawcett, Head of Department and Professor of International Relations, has guest-edited the virtual August issue of International Affairs, The Middle East, which presents a collection of articles from the archives of one of the world’s leading journals on International Relations.

Abstract

In the issue, Prof Fawcett brings together 15 articles published between 1926 and 2017 which provide an insight into the key political events affecting the region.

In her introduction, Prof Fawcett reflects: "The region has witnessed a series of 'moments', whether British, Arab nationalist, Islamist or American. Yet the overriding story here is that none of these moments have endured. An imposed order is unworkable: neither major external nor regional powers and their accompanying ideologies have devised a stable regional system. The articles selected here expose the complexity of a region whose colonial past continues to resonate with a troubled present."

Professor Louise Fawcett is Head of Department, Professor of International Relations, Wilfrid Knapp Fellow and Tutor in Politics St Catherines College