Links

You might also be interested in links to some other things I have written.

OUR MINISTER OF JUSTICE  IS A DANGEROUS MAN…

On 26 May, I wrote in Middle East Monitor (MEMO) that I believe Michael Gove is a demagogue. He is therefore grotesquely ill-suited to be minister of justice:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/europe/18828-do-we-have-a-demagogue-as-minister-of-justice

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE ROOTS OF TODAY’S SECTARIAN PROBLEMS IN ARAB COUNTRIES?

You might like to watch the talk I gave to the Gingko conference in December 2014 when I examined the connection between sectarian problems in Arab countries and the Anglo-French mandates:

 

…OR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARAB NATIONALISM AND RELIGION?

See the article I wrote for The Review section of the UAE newspaper The National:

http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/the-review/the-legacy-of-arab-nationalism-and-the-end-of-the-ottoman-empire#full

…AND MY CRITIQUE OF THE APPLICATION OF BENEDICT ANDERSON’S THEORIES TO ARAB NATIONALISM:

http://www.gingkolibrary.com/news/reflections-on-benedict-andersons-imagined-communities-and-arab-nationalism-in-greater-syria/

DO YOU DRINK COFFEE?

Did you know about the role of Yemen and the Arab world generally in introducing coffee to Europe and the West? This is what I wrote on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22190802

SOME OF MY OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Here are links to a couple of other publications of mine which I wrote before I began work on  A Concise History of the Arabs. The first is a guide about to how to prepare a case for an international boundary dispute between sovereign states, and was something I wrote in 1998 for the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) at Durham University when I was a partner in Trowers & Hamlins. It is now available in pdf format on the IBRU website. It is entitled How to Prove Title to Territory: A brief, practical Introduction to the Law and Evidence. Go to:

The other is my analysis of UN Security Council Resolution 242 which was published in the International and Comparative Law Quarterly in 2002 (Vol. 51, Issue 04), at pp. 851-881: Resolution 242: A Legal Reappraisal of the Right-Wing Israeli Interpretation of the Withdrawal Phrase with Reference to the Conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. My interpretation of the Resolution is that Israel cannot unilaterally acquire territorial sovereignty over any part of the territories it occupied in 1967, and that any territorial adjustments made in a peace settlement must be concluded in negotiations conducted on an arms’ length basis and free of the duress which Israel tries to exert by its occupation. This interpretation has stood the test of time. To access the article, go to:

(Unfortunately, for this one, a fee may be payable to the publisher).