CMENAS Review: Online Review of the Macquarie University Centre for Middle East and North African Studies

Contributing to CMENAS Review: information for authors

The CMENAS Review will be updated regularly and will comprise an assortment of articles, considered pieces from established figures in the field, and book reviews. If you are interested in sending an article, op-ed or review please send an email to 

Further information about submissions will be avaialble here soon. 
The CMENAS Review is an interdisciplinary on-line review. Our aim is to provide a location for writers and readers of Middle East and North African politics and society  to engage in regular dialogue. We begin by developing some space for the publication of short and mid length articles which will be reviewed and edited by the staff of CMENAS. In time, we hope to develop the CMENAS Review into a more formal publication with regular contributors and an extended editorial team. 

Focus and Scope:
The CMENAS Review is dedicated to the publication of scholarly and scientific material. Our on-line publication focuses on issues related to political, economic and socio-cultural problems and events in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the international dimension of the Middle East and North Africa. Our goal is to provide insights and analysis rather than just current news which can be sourced from elsewhere. However, we do not exclude informed op-eds on current issues once they have been through the refereeing process, in the same manner as all other articles submitted to the CMENAS Review. 
The CMENAS Review is open to a myriad of ideas and perspectives but we take our responsibility of free speech seriously and are vigilant in respecting all groups and will not publish material that is racist or discriminatory on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. At the CMENAS Review we aim to promote understanding, tolerance and ideas that work towards peace and unity in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond.

Today's Article
Regional rivalries and the rise of Salafism:
The case of the Mamluks and Ilkhanid Mongols
Karim Pourhamzavi argues in this fascinating piece that a historical analysis can demonstrate that Salafism has been used instrumentally by political leaders. In doing so, Karim challenges the Orientalist assumptions of the rigidity of Islamic beliefs. 
Posted 17/04/2016
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Recent Articles
More to come
Why Race Matters
Noah R. Bassil 

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