Bustan Vol.14, No.2 (December 2023)

Bustan, Vol.14, No.2 (December 2023).

Bustan Vol.14, No.2 (December 2023).

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  • Who Is Responsible for US Policy toward Israel?
    We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight over Israel by Eric Alterman; The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People by Walter Russell Mead.
    Review by: Michael J. Koplow
  • Ottoman Landscapes: Over Mountains, Plains, and Waterways
    Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empire By Faisal H. Husain; The Unsettled Plain: An Environmental History of the Late Ottoman Frontier by Chris Gratien.
    Review by: James M. Gustafson
  • Jews and Muslims Competing for Sacred Space
    Jews and the Qur’an by Meir M. Bar-Asher; Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount by Yitzhak Reiter and Dvir Dimant.
    Review by: Jacob Lassner

Book Reviews

  • Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt by Andrew Simon
    Review by: Andrea Stanton
  • The Huthi Movement in Yemen: Ideology, Ambition and Security in the Arab Gulf by Abdullah Hamidaddin
    Review by: Casey Coombs
  • Women and the Islamic Republic: How Gendered Citizenship Conditions the Iranian State by Shirin Saeidi
    Review by: Michelle Quay
  • The Nation or the Ummah: Islamism and Turkish Foreign Policy by Birol Başkan and Ömer Taşpınar
    Review by: Salim Cevik
  • Confronting Saddam Hussein: George W. Bush and the Invasion of Iraq by Melvyn Leffler
    Review by: Melissa Willard-Foster
  • The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire by Ryan Gingeras
    Review by: Erol Ülker
  • Palestinian Rituals of Identity: The Prophet Moses Festival in Jerusalem, 1850–1948 by Awad Halabi
    Review by: Louis Fishman
  • The Economic Statecraft of the Gulf Arab States by Karen Young
    Review by: Jim Krane
  • Jihadi Politics: The Global Jihadi Civil War, 2014–2019 by Tore Hamming
    Review by: Craig Whiteside