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Saikal, Amin 1950-

Works: 93 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 11,281 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS361, 958.1045
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Most widely held works by Amin Saikal
Modern Afghanistan : a history of struggle and survival by Amin Saikal( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival is the definitive study of Afghanistan and its troubles. It will be vital reading for all those who are interested in the new world emerging in the Middle East and Central Asia"--Publisher description
The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly ten years of bloodshed and political turmoil have followed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Soviet occupation not only proved a major trauma for the people of Afghanistan; invasion ended at a stroke the growth in superpower detente that had characterized the late 1970s; and back home in the Soviet Union the effects of escalating military costs and over 13,000 young military casualties have been felt at every level of society. The decision to withdraw combat forces under the provisions of the Geneva Accords of April 1988 is one of the most dramatic developments in the international system since the end of the Second World War. Unable to overcome fierce insurgent Mujahideen resistance, the new Soviet leadership under General Secretary Gorbachev has opted to cut its military losses under a veil of UN diplomacy. The effects of this decision will be felt not only in Afghanistan but in the Soviet Union, in Southeast Asia, and in the wider world. This book is designed to explore the background to the decision to withdraw and its broader implications. The authors, all established specialists, examine the Geneva Accords; the future for post-withdrawal Afghanistan; and the impact of withdrawal on regional states, Soviet foreign and domestic policies, the Soviet armed forces, Sino-Soviet relations, and world politics. They write from diverse disciplinary perspectives while bringing together a shared sensitivity to the issues that complicate the Afghan question
Islam and the West : conflict or cooperation? by Amin Saikal( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amin Saikal assesses the impact of the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, the consequences of the Iranian revolution and of the wars in the Gulf and Afghanistan, and charts a course for future co-existence
Russia in search of its future( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's renewal since the collapse of communism has proved extraordinarily disturbed, marked by escalating conflict between President Yeltsin and the Congress of People's Deputies inherited from the Soviet era. This culminated in insurrection and violence on the streets, and when the main rebels were given amnesty in February 1994, the situation remained as uncertain as ever. The contributors to this book analyse a Russia which is searching for its future amid a maelstrom of complex forces - political, economic, sociocultural, and international. They examine each of these elements of Russia's situation and investigate the role that each may play in shaping Russia's fortunes into the next century. Their overall conclusion is that, whatever the exact shape of the future, it will be determined by both elements embedded over many generations and the influence of seven decades of communist rule
Democratization in the Middle East : experiences, struggles, challenges by Amin Saikal( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Democratic peace, conflict prevention, and the United Nations. Part II. Secularization and democracy. Part III. National and regional experiences
Iran at the crossroads by Amin Saikal( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iran stands at a critical juncture in its history. In the era of Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama, the Islamic Republic has a unique opportunity to regain its traditional greatness as a cradle of rich civilisation and culture, with a capacity to be a very influential and stabilising regional actor. In this incisive analysis, Amin Saikal, a leading expert on Iranian politics, traces Iran's transition from pro-Western monarchy to Islamic Republic and explores the choices open to Rouhani's moderate reformist government. The Islamic Republic has endured a difficult journey throughout its existence. But since Khomeini assumed power in 1979 it has been characterised by a degree of exceptionalism, which has seen Iran lock horns with the United States and prove itself an effective and shrewdly calculating player on the international stage. Looking to the future, Saikal does not shy away from confronting the difficult choices facing Iran today. Failure to achieve reconciliation with the United States in the coming years, he argues, will not only have serious implications for Iran's internal stability and for the future security of the Middle East, but also for America's position within this volatile and unpredictable region."--Publisher's description
Regime change in Afghanistan : foreign intervention and the politics of legitimacy by Amin Saikal( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zone of crisis : Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq by Amin Saikal( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterised by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideological struggles between the forces of authoritarianism and democratisation, neo-fundamentalism and pluralism, they embody a mosaic of ethnicities. Amin Saikal, a distinguished Afghan-born scholar of international affairs, provides a sweeping new understanding of the complex contemporary political and social instability encompassing the region. Critically comparing democratisa
Islamic perspectives on the new millennium by Virginia Matheson Hooker( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings to the attention of non-Muslims the range of views, which Muslims in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia hold on 6 topics of importance to life in the 21st century. Topics addressed are: the new world order; globalisation andmodernity; banking and finance; the nation-state; the position of women; and law and knowledge
Democracy and reform in the Middle East and Asia : social protest and authoritarian rule after the Arab Spring by SAIKAL AMIN AND ACHA( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa in late 2010 and 2011 confounded long-time observers of the region, in both the media and academia. After addressing the conditions in the Middle East and North Africa that produced these attempts at revolution, Amin Saikal and Amitav Acharya explore the global impact of the protests, both in terms of their ideological influence on opposition groups and the prospects for democratic transition in a variety of authoritarian and semi-authoritarian governments. Examining states at the heart of the uprisings, such as Egypt, Tunisia and Libya in addition to other Middle Easter states, like Iran, as well the Asian states of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, this book concentrates upon 'democratization' as the central theme. Did the protests have a galvanizing effect of democratization processes throughout Asia? And if not, why? Touching on perennial issues in politics - for example, democracy, authoritarian rule and social protest - this book is vital for researchers of politics and international relations
Weak states, strong societies : power and authority in the new world order by Amin Saikal( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refugees in the modern world( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Afghanistan conflict : Gorbachev's options by Amin Saikal( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan and its neighbors after the NATO withdrawal( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security and security building in the Indian Ocean region by A. D. D Gordon( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Afghanistan conflict and Australia's role( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging powers : the cases of China, India, Iran, Iraq and Israel by Amin Saikal( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf crisis : testing a new world order? by Amin Saikal( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India in southwest Asia by Amin Saikal( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Modern Afghanistan : a history of struggle and survival
Alternative Names
Amin Saikal.

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Saykal, Amīn 1950-

Ṣayqal, Amīn 1950-

Sīkal, Amīn 1950-

امین سیکل مدیر مرکز مطالعات عرب و اسلامی (خاورمیانه و آسیای مرکزی) و پروفسور علوم سیاسی دانشگاه ملی استرالیا

‏صيقل، امين

English (173)

The Soviet withdrawal from AfghanistanIslam and the West : conflict or cooperation?Russia in search of its futureDemocratization in the Middle East : experiences, struggles, challengesIslamic perspectives on the new millenniumThe Afghanistan conflict and Australia's role