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James L. Gelvin

James L. Gelvin

Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles

James L. Gelvin is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, his Master's in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught at Boston College, Harvard University, MIT, and the American University in Beirut. A specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, he is author of four books: The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012, 2015); The Modern Middle East: A History (Oxford University Press, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015);The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War (Cambridge University Press, 2005, 2007, 2014); and Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (University of California Press, 1998), along with numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. He is also co-editor of Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print, 1850-1930 (University of California Press, 2013).

Global Geopolitics Series

From bad to worse? 5 things 2018 will bring to the Middle East

Jan 09, 2018 15:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Its always dangerous to make predictions about the Middle East. After all, few experts foresaw Anwar al-Sadats trip to Jerusalem in 1977, which led to the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state, nor did...

Global Geopolitics Series

Is the Islamic State finished? Five possible scenarios

Oct 28, 2016 10:32 am UTC| Insights & Views

Most military analysts believe its only a matter of time before Mosul falls. Mosul is Iraqs third largest city. The Islamic State captured it in June 2014 during a campaign that left it in control of territory the size...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds gain at close despite improvement in global dairy prices at latest GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed higher Wednesday as investors have largely shrugged-off the improvement in global dairy prices, albeit still in red, at the countrys latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, held...

New Zealand bonds gain at close despite improvement in global dairy prices at latest GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed higher Wednesday as investors have largely shrugged-off the improvement in global dairy prices, albeit still in red, at the countrys latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, held...

Japanese bonds tad lower on hopes of improvement in June trade balance, national core CPI

The Japanese government bonds remained tad lower Wednesday as investors hope to see an improvement in the countrys trade balance data for the month of June and national consumer price inflation data for the same period,...

Australian 2-year bond yield hits 1-month high tracking U.S. Treasuries; June employment report in focus

Australian government bonds traded narrowly mixed on Wednesday ahead of the June employment report. But, following the weakness in the U.S. Treasuries after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell upbeat testimony to Congress,...

UK gilts flat after May employment report shows mixed signals; June CPI seen rising to 2.6 pct y/y

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European session Tuesday after the countrys employment report for the month of May showed mixed results. Investors will now turn their focus on the consumer price...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

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Brexiteers outmanoeuvred at Chequers as Theresa May corrals her cabinet to agree Brexit plan

On his first visit to the prime ministers country retreat at Chequers, the Liberal Democrat minister David Laws was reminded of the setting for an Agatha Christie film, where most of the guests would be murdered. Six years...

Is Indonesia retreating from democracy?

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Science

Long live the Europe of scientists!

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Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

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Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

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Technology

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Release Date, Features: Time Travel, Undead Tiger and Medieval Warriors Included in Zombies Mode

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Ethereum Can Take Over Bitcoin’s Number One Position, Crypto Observers Predict

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Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Release Date, Specs: Latest Android One Devices' Unveiling Event Set for Next Week

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Tinder Latest News and Update: Dating App Shows You How to Flirt with Bitmoji Integration

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MacBook Pro 2018 News and Updates: Huge Jump In Performance Since 2011, Doubly Powerful Now

The previous generation of MacBook Pro laptops from Apple was roundly criticized for the lackluster performance provided. It would seem that the Cupertino firm has learned its lesson and has made the MacBook Pro 2018 a...
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