Center for Middle East Development Series

The CMED Routledge book series is designed to present a variety of perspectives on a specific topic, such as democracy in the Middle East, dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations, Gulf security, and the gender factor in the Middle East. The uniqueness of the series is that the authors write from the viewpoint of a variety of countries so that no matter what the issue, articles appear from many different states, both within and beyond the region. No existing series provides a comparable, multinational collection of authors. Most volumes contain a distinct and eclectic variety; some concentrate on a particular topic intensely with less multinational diversity. The series in total presents a combination of writers from countries who, for political reasons, do not always publish in the same volume or collection. The series also features a number of sub-themes under a single heading, covering security, social, political, and economic factors affecting the Middle East.
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Humanitarian Intervention and the Middle East: A Moral and Security Imperative

The Humanitarian Intervention Task Force (HITF) was established by Professor Steven Spiegel, Director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, in response to a request from the Ford Foundation to examine the question of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect as they relate to the Middle East.
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Report on Palestinian Movement and Access

The University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) Professor and Research Director Eli Berman is working with partners in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan to design an implementation plan to ease current movement and access (M&A) constraints on goods entering and leaving the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
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A New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Proximity Talks

Professor Steven Spiegel comments on Washington's notion of Obama Plan, a vocalization of where the United States stands on the altercation between Israel and Palestine.
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Obama's America: The Economic Scene

In discussing Obama's America: The Economic Scene, while my primary focus will be the American economy and its impact on the Middle East and the world economy, I hope through my comments to also help you identify the opportunities that exist to enhance the economic future of the Middle East, to which we are all committed. I genuinely believe that these opportunities exist even in and especially because of these very difficult times in which we find ourselves.
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Journals Supporting Terrorism Research: Identification and Investigation into Their Impact on the Social Sciences

A citation analysis of two preeminent terrorism journals (Terrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism) was used to identify 37 additional social science journals of significant importance to terrorism research.
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Terrorism and Political Violence

The journal Terrorism and Political Violence is edited by UCLA Professor Emeritus of Political Science David C. Rapoport. Now in its 17th year of publication, it is published by Taylor and Francis with support from the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations.
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