Vol 16, No 2 (2021)

This issue commences with a standalone article by J Paul Dunne and Elisabeth Sköns which considers how the introduction of Big Tech into the U.S. military industrial complex has changed the landscape and the options for its future

The issues then goes on to contain the second part of the articles selected from a symposium on Middle East and North African (MENA) conflict. “Political economy of the Syrian war: Patterns and causes” examines the political economy of the Syrian war and the changes it has undergone. “Political consensus and economic reforms in Tunisia”  studies the role of political consensus in Tunisia in slowing reforms, following the political crisis that followed President Kais Saied’s decision to dismiss the Prime Minister and suspend parliament. “Solidarity and fragmentation in Libya’s associational life” is a sociohistorical analysis of two regions of Libya, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, following independence in 1951. 

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Articles

New technology and the U.S. military industrial complex
J. Paul Dunne, Elisabeth Sköns
Political economy of the Syrian war: Patterns and causes
Marwan Kabalan
Political consensus and economic reforms in Tunisia
Nizar Jouini
Solidarity and fragmentation in Libya’s associational life
Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy