Papers and Presentations

Recent papers

An online archive of papers presented by ICAMES visiting speakers, and by ICAMES researchers elsewhere.


Rex Brynen, "UNRWA as Avatar: Current Debates on the Agency — and their Implications." In Sari Hanafi, Leila Hilal, and Lex Takkenberg., eds. UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development. London: Routledge  [link]

Merouan Mekouar, No Political Agents, no Diffusion. International Studies Review [.pdf]

Bassel F, Salloukh, Sect Supreme: The End of Realist Politics in the Middle East. Forreign Affairs. [link]

Robert Stewart, Incorporating Cultural and Religious Practices into Transitional Justice: Lessons Related to Islam in Tunisia and Aceh, Indonesia. Middle East Institute. [link]


Muge Aknur, Towards More Democratic Civil-Military Relations in Turkey. L'Europe en formation. [link]

Muge AknurThe Muslim Brotherhood in Politics in Egypt: From Moderation to Authoritarianism? Review of Internation Law and Politics. [.pdf] 

Rex Brynen, "Games, Simulations, and Peacebuilding" (with Gary Milante). Simulation & Gaming 44, 1 [link]

Rex Brynen, "Gaming Middle East Conflict," Middle East Journal, 67, 1 (Winter 2013). [link]

Pete W. Moore,The Bread Revolutions of 2011 and the Political Economies of TransitionWoodrow Wilson Center and United Institute of Peace [link]

Pete W. Moore, The Bread Revolutions of 2011: Teaching Political Economies of the Middle East, PS: Political Science and Politics [.pdf] 

Julie M. Norman, Memory and Mobilization: Identity, Narrative and Nnonviolent Resistance in the Palestinian Intifadas. Quest: Issues in Contemporary Jewish History.


Rachad Antonius, Les angles morts des paradigmes de lecture de la diversitéPerspectives. Réseau français des Instituts de recherches avancées (RIFEA).[.pdf]  

Omar Ashour, From Bad Cop to Good Cop: The Challenge of Security Sector Reform in Egypt. BDC-Stanford Paper [link]

Omar Ashour, Libyan Islamists Unpacked: Rise, Transformation, and Future. BDC-Stanford Paper [link]

Rex Brynen, Arab Uprisings and the Study of Middle East Politics [link]

Rex Brynen, "Refugees." In Joel Peters and David Newman, eds. The Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. [link]

Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Assessing Peace Operations Mitigated Outcomes, International Peacekeeping, Volume 19, no.2 [link]

Julie M. Norman, The Geography of Occupation: Planning and Human Rights in Israel-Palestine. Progressive Planning.  

Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Norm Transmission in Peace and State Building: Lessons from Democracy Promotion in the Sudan and LebanonGlobal Governance vol. 18 [link]


Ersel Aydinli and Musa Tuzuner, Quantifying intelligence cooperation: The United States International Intelligence Behavior (USIIB) dataset. Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 48, No. 5 [link]

Ersel Aydinli and Nihat Ali Özcan, The Conflict Resolution and Counterterrorism Dilemma: Turkey Faces its Kurdish QuestionTerrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 23, Issue 3 [.pdf] 

Ersel Aydinli, Ergenekon, New Pacts, and the Decline of the Turkish “Inner State”Turkish Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2 [.pdf] 

Ersel Aydinli and Hasan Yon, Transgovernmentalism Meets Security: Police Liaison Officers, Terrorism, and Statist Transnationalism.  Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, Vol. 24, No. 1 [.pdf] 

Ceren Belge, State Building and the Limits of Legibility: Kinship Networks and Kurdish Resistance in TurkeyInternational Journal of Middle East Studies 43, No. 1 [link]

Khalid Mustafa Medani, Strife and Secession in SudanJournal of Democracy 22:3. [.pdf] 

Pete W. Moore, Sovereign Wealth and Ruler LootJadaliyya. [link]

Laila Parsons, Micro-narrative and the historiography of the modern Middle East. History Compass [.pdf]  


Rula Abisaab, The Shi`ite `ulama, the madrasas, and Educational Reform in the Late Ottoman Period, Journal of Ottoman Studies 

Rachad Antonius, National and Transnational Security Regimes : Canada, Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures (EWIC), Leiden, Brill. [link]

Ersel Aydinli, Governments vs States: decoding dual governance in the developing worldThird World Quarterly, Volume 31, No. 5 [.pdf] 

Rex Brynen, UNRWA as Avatar: Current Debates on the Agency—and their Implications [.pdf]

Rex Brynen, The Prospects for Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations [.pdf]

Pete W. Moore, Guilty Bystanders: Jordan, Kuwait, and the Iran-Iraq WarMiddle East Report  [link]

Laila Parsons, Some thoughts on biography and the historiography of the early 20th-century Arab World. The Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 21:2 [.pdf]  

Paul S. Rowe, The Middle Eastern Christian as Agent International Journal of Middle East Studies 42, no.3 [link]


Malek Abisaab, Shi`ite Peasants and a New Nation in Colonial Lebanon: the intifada (uprising) of Bint Jubayl, 1936, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol. 29, no. 3

Rula Abisaab, Lebanese Shi`ites and the Marja`iyya: Polemic in the Late Twentieth CenturyBritish Journal for Middle Eastern Studies  [link]

Ersel Aydinli, A Paradigmatic Shift for the Turkish Generals and an End to the Coup Era in Turkey,  The Middle East Journal, Vol. 63, No. 4 [.pdf] 

Ceren Belge, From Expert Rule to Bureaucratic Authority: Governing the Bedouin. Israel Studies Forum 24, No. 1 [link]

Rex Brynen,The Prospects for Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations [.pdf]

Keith Stanski, Warlords as the Personification of Disorder in Anglo-American Imperialism [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,UNRWA: Historical Performance in a Changing Context [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,Implementing a (Just) Solution to the Palestinian Refugee Issue: Estimating the Financial Costs [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,Political
East [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,Building a Better Relationship: Palestinian Refugees, Lebanon, and the Role of the International Community [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,Reflections on Refugees in the Peace Process [.pdf]

Pete W. Moore, HAMAS inside the Beltway. Middle East Law and Governance, (1)

Pete W. Moore, Making Big Money on IraqMiddle East Report  [link]

Pete W. Moore and Anne Peters,  Beyond Boom and Bust: External Rents, Durable Authoritarianism, and Institutional Adaptation in the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanStudies in Comparative International Development. [.pdf]    

Laila Parsons, Review of Ilan Pappe's, The Ethnic Cleansing of PalestineComparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 29:3 [.pdf]  

Marie-France René and Rachad Antonius, La diversité vue par un journal communautaire maghrébin à MontréalGlobal Media Journal - Canadian Edition, vol. 2, no. 2 [.pdf]  

Paul S. Rowe, Render Unto Caesar... What?  Reflections on the Work of William CavanaughReview of Politics 71, no. 4 [link]

Paul S. Rowe, Building Coptic Civil Society: Christian Groups and the State in Mubarak's EgyptMiddle Eastern Studies 45, no.1 [link]

Marie-Joëlle Zahar, Foreign Intervention? The Very Domestic (Lebanese) Sources of US policy towards Lebanon [.pdf]


Rula Abisaab, Deconstructing the Modular and the Authentic: Husayn Muroeh's Early Islamic HistoryCritique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies,17:3 [link]

Rachad Antonius, L'Islam au Québec: les complexités d'un processus de racisation, Cahiers de recherche sociologique, no. 46.i  [.pdf]

Rachad Antonius,  Les représentations des Arabes et des musulmans dans la grande presse écrite du Québec, Rapport de recherche soumis à Patrimoine Canada. [.pdf]

Ersel Aydinli, Before Jihadists there were Anarchists: A Failed Case of Transnational Violence,Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 31, No. 10 [.pdf] 

Ersel Aydinli and Julie Mathews, Periphery theorizing for a Truly International Discipline: Spinning IR Theory out of AnatoliaReview of International Studies, Vol. 34, Issue 4 [.pdf]

Rex Brynen,The Past as Prelude? Negotiating the Palestinian Refugee Issue [.pdf]


Muge Aknur and Askar Kkarakir, The Reversal of Political Liberalization in Egypt. [link]

Rachad Antonius, Micheline Labelle and François Rocher. Canadian Immigration Policies : Securing a Security Paradigm ? Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, vol. 36

Rex Brynen,Addressing the Palestinian Refugee Issue: A Brief Overview [.pdf]

Rex Brynen, Political Reform in the Maghreb: Some Preliminary Thoughts on Comparative Context [.pdf]

Pete W. Moore and Christopher Parker, The War Economy of IraqMiddle East Report, 243 [link]

Pete W. Moore and Bassel F. Salloukh, Struggles under Authoritarianism: Regimes, States, and Professional Associations in the Arab WorldInternational Journal of Middle East Studies 39, 1 [link]

Laila Parsons, Soldiering for Arab Nationalism: Fawzi al-Qawuqji in Palestine. Journal for Palestine Studies 36:4 [.pdf]  

Paul S. Rowe, Neo-Millet Systems and Transnational Religious Movements: the Humayun Decrees and Church Construction in EgyptJournal of Church and State, 49, no.2 [link]


Omar Ashour and Emre Ünlücayakli, Islamists, Soldiers, and Conditional Democrats: Comparing the Behaviors of Islamists and the Military in Algeria and Turkey [.pdf]

Ersel Aydinli, From Finances to Transnational Mobility: Searching for the Global Jihadists’ Achilles HeelTerrorism and Political Violence, Volume 18, Issue 2 [.pdf]

Ceren Belge, Friends of the Court: The Republican Alliance and Selective Activism of the Constitutional Court of TurkeyLaw and Society Review 40, No. 3 [link]

Bassel F. Salloukh, The Limits of Electoral Engineering in Divided Societies: Elections in Postwar LebanonCanadian Journal of Political Science 39, 3. 


Rachad Antonius, Israël-Palestine : réaménagement du contrôle israélien. Asymétrie : analyse de l’actualité internationale, no. 1

Rex Brynen, Public Finance, Conflict, and Statebuilding: The Case of Palestine [.pdf]

Khalid Mustafa Medani, Black Monday: The Political and Economic Dimension of Sudan's Urban Riots. Middle East report [link]

Lucy Brown and David Romano, Women in Post-Saddam Iraq: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? [.pdf]

David Romano, Displaced Iraqis—Caught in the Maelstrom [.pdf]

David Romano, Whose House is this Anyway? IDP and Refugee Return in Post-Saddam Iraq [.pdf]

Bassel F. Salloukh, Syria and Lebanon: A Brotherhood TransformedMiddle East Report 236 [link] 


Malek Abisaab, Unruly' Workingwomen: Contesting French Colonialism and the National State in Lebanon, 1940-1946Journal of Women’s History, vol. 16, no. 3 [link]

Ersel Aydinli, The Turkish pendulum between globalization and security: From the late Ottoman period to the early Republican eraMiddle Eastern Studies, Vol. 40, Issue 3 [.pdf]

Rex Brynen, Reforming the Middle East: Policies and Paradoxes [.pdf]

Rex Brynen, The Geneva Accord and Palestinian Refugees [.pdf]

Khalid Mustafa Medani, State Rebuilding in Reverse: The Neo-Liberal “Reconstruction” of Iraq. Middle East Report [link]

Pete Moore and Bassel Salloukh, Professional Associations, the State, and Fiscal Crisis in the Middle East [.pdf]


Rula Abisaab, New Ropes for Royal Tents: Shaykh-i Baha'i and the Imperial Order of Shah 'Abbas, Studies on Persianate Societies

Rex Brynen, The “Ottawa Process”An Examination of Canada’s Track Two Involvement in the Palestinian Refugee Issue [.pdf]

Rex Brynen, Refugees, Repatriation, and Development: Some Lessons from Recent Work [.pdf]

Pete W. Moore, The newest Jordan: free trade, peace, and an ace in the holeMiddle East Report Onlilne. 

Pete W. Moore and Andrew Shrank, Commerce and conflict: How the US effort to counter terrorism with trade may backfire Middle East Policy, Fall 

Lectures and presentations

Audio recordings (in mp3 format) of lectures, talks, and seminars given at ICAMES.

Democracy Promotion in the Middle East. Interview conducted with Rex Brynen at the Dialogue on Canada's Approach to Democratic Development, Ottawa, 15 February 2007.

Reflections on Refugees in the Peace Process: Options and Obstacles. Lecture given by Rex Brynen to the Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps at the Issam Fares Institute of the American University in Beirut, 6 March 2009.

Working Within the Possible Afghanistan [.mp3]

A talk given by Rory Stewart at McGill University, 2 April 2007. For more information on the speaker, see and