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Middle Eastern Studies

These pages will enable you to locate books, journals, and electronic resources on the MIddle-East


The map shows the comparative strengths of LSE Library collections for Middle Eastern countries with the darkest blue denoting the highest concentration.

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  • The path to reform in Bahrain
    by Ali Alaswad On a political level Bahrain’s 2014 parliamentary elections were meaningless. Less than half of the local population voted in an ineffectual and unconvincing new parliament that continues to have no real power. Yet, its significance as a marker for the authorities in Bahrain to abandon any pretence of reform, and move directly into a security confrontation, cannot […]
  • Britain’s base and Bahraini politics
    by Jane Kinninmont Repression in Bahrain has intensified since the UK’s announcement in December that it would open its first permanent Middle Eastern military base since 1971 in the kingdom. This week, the authorities announced the leader of the main opposition party, Al Wefaq, would be tried as a ‘coup plotter’, and a court handed down a six-month sentence to […]