Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria four years ago, many have looked for reliable academic sources on the subject. For the first few years, only a smattering of journal articles appeared to provide a deeper and peer-reviewed analysis of the conflict ripping Syria apart.
The title The New Arabs may not mean much to many in the West who are just as unfamiliar with the old Arabs, but whether in the Middle East or in the West, the topic of the millennial generation is trending.
For much of the last two decades, few Middle East experts gave serious consideration to Qatar, its governance structure or its decision-making process.
This volume, edited by Raymond Hinnebusch, professor of international relations and Middle East politics at St. Andrews University, and Tina Zintl, lecturer at the University of Tübingen, is not solely a last-minute update of the Syrian civil war.