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Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad

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New Texts Out Now: Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad, eds. Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations in the Arab World

Karim Makdisi and Vijay Prashad, Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations in the Arab World (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Karim Makdisi (KM): This book was in the pipelines for a very long time! It began with my renewed interest in the politics of the UN following Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon and Israel’s various Gaza wars. Before that I had been working at the UN regional commission for West Asia ...

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Karim Makdisi is Associate Professor of International Politics at the American University of Beirut and until recently served as Research Director of the UN in the Arab World program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

 

Vijay Prashad is Professor of International Studies and George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History at Trinity College and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.