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    Book Chapters and Articles

      "Terraforming Yemen: Geoeconomic imperialism, the UAE and the southern secessionists," Journal of Gulf Studies, 1, 1 (Jan 2024):59 - 79.

      “Al-Niza` al-Jiyusiyasi bayn Majlis al-Ta`awun li Duwal al-Khalij al-`Arabiyya wa Iran.” [“The Geostrategic Contest between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iran”]. In Marwan Kabalan, ed. Duwal al-Khalij al-`Arabiyya wa Iran: Judhur al-Tanafus fi al-Nizam al-Iqlimi al-Khaliji wa Tajalliyatuhu. (Doha: al-Markaz al-'Arabi lil-Abhath wa Dirasat al-Siyasat, 2023). Pp. 72-104.

      “Muslim Nonviolent Civil Resistance in Modern World History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Peace History. Edited by Charles E. Howlett, Christian Philip Peterson, Deborah D. Buffton and David L. Hostetter. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2023. Pp. 373-392.

      "Robāīyāt of Omar Khayyām" in The Routledge Handbook of Post Classical and Contemporary Persian Literature, edited by Kamran Talattof (London: Routledge, 2023). Pp. 192-207.

      "China and Syria as an ‘Ideological Exception?’” In The Myth of Middle East Exceptionalism: Unfinished Social Movements, edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2023), 92-110.

      Wishing Peace on Persecutors in Islam: Classical Qur’ān Commentaries (Sufi and Rationalist) on Al-Furqān 25:63–64.” In Peace Education and Religion: Perspectives, Pedagogy, Policies. Edited by Marcia Hermansen, Ednan Aslan, and Evrim Erşan Akkılıç. Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung (Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2022). Pp. 127–140.

      “Late Roman Law and the Quranic Punishments for Adultery.” Muslim World, 112, 2 (2022):207-224.

      “Omani Peacemaking and Middle East Crises in the 2010s: Sultan Qaboos’ last Decade,” in Sultan Qaboos and Modern Oman, 1970-2020, edited by Allen James Fromherz and Abdulrahman al- Salimi (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022), 414-436.

      “British policy towards the Iraqi Shiites during the First World War.” Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World, 15, 3 (2021):285-304. (Actually appeared February, 2022).

      “The Qur’an on Doing Good to Enemies.” In Peace Movements in Islam: History, Religion and Politics. Edited by Juan Cole. (London: I. B. Tauris/ Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). Pp. 23-46.

      "Dyed in Virtue: The Qur’ān and Plato’s Republic," Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 61, No 4 (2021):580-604.

      A Sickness in the Heart: Were the Qur’ān’s Hypocrites a late Antique Sect?” The Muslim World 111, 3 (Summer 2021): 358-375.

      “’It was made to appear to them so’: the crucifixion, Jews and Sasanian war propaganda in the Qur’ān." Religion 51, 3 (2021):404-422.

      “Muhammad and Justinian: Roman Legal Traditions and the Qurʾān.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 79, 2 (2020):183–196.

      “Infidel or Paganus? The Polysemy of kafara in the Quran.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, 140, 3 (2020):615-635.

      "Agonistic democracy in Iraq," in Keiko Sakai and Philip Marfleet, eds. Iraq since the Invasion: People and Politics in a State of Conflict. (London: Routledge, 2020).

      "Paradosis and monotheism: a late antique approach to the meaning of islām in the Quran," Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 82, 3 (October 2019):405-425.

      "The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Gulf Crisis," Gulf Studies Center Monographic Series, Qatar University, No. 4 (June 2019):1-22.

      "Between the Postcolonial and the Middle East: Writing the Subaltern in the Arab World," in Anna Ball and Karim Mattar, eds. The Postcolonial Middle East (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), 83-96.

      "The Qur’an and the Modern Self: A Heterotopia." Social Research: An International Quarterly, Volume 85, No. 3, Fall 2018, pp. 557-572.

      "Caliphates and Juntas: Ottoman Legacies in Today's Controversies over Religion and State in the Arab World." Social Science History. Volume 42, Issue 4. Winter 2018 , pp. 797-810.

      "Middle East," in Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds., Fueling Culture 101: Words for Energy and Environment (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017), pp. 224-226.

      "Sanctioning Iran: A Nietzschean Theory of Negative Imperialism." Intro. by Touraj Atabaki, Farman-Farmaian Annual Lectures 1 (Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, 2017). 48 p.

      " The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Muslim secularism," Studies in People's History 3, 2 (Dec 2016):138-150.

      "Chinese Soft Power and Green Energy Investment in the Greater Middle East." Sociology of Islam 4 (2016):59-72.

      "Wittgensteinian Language-Games in an Indo-Persian Dialogue on the World Religions," Iran Nameh: A Quarterly of Iranian Studies, vol. 40, No. 3 (Fall 2015):88-117.

      "Democracy and the Arab Upheavals of 2011 and After," in Howard Brick and Gregory Parker, eds., A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and its Times (Ann Arbor, Mi.: Maize Books/University of Michigan Library, 2015), pp. 475-486.

      "Egypt's Modern Revolutions and the Fall of Mubarak," in Fawaz A. Gerges, ed., The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 60-79.

      " US Middle East Policy in Obama’s Second Term," Emirates Lecture Series (Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Fall 2013), 41 pp.

      "Rescuing Omar Khayyam from the Victorians," Michigan Quarterly Review vol. 52, no. 2 (Spring, 2013), pp. 169-181.

      "'Democratisation,' religious extremism, fragile states, and insurgencies: Bush's legacies to Obama and the challenges ahead," in Shahram Akbarzadeh, et al., eds. American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East: From Bush to Obama (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 9-26.

      "Iraq in 1939: British Alliance or Nationalist Neutrality toward the Axis?" Britain and the World. Volume 5, No. 2 (2012):204-222

      "Egypt's New Left versus the Military Junta," Social Research 79, 2 (Summer 2012): 487-510

      " Blogging Current Affairs History," Journal of Contemporary History 46 (July 2011): 658-670.

      "The Place of Democracy in the Postcolonial Islamic World," The Democratic Imaginary in the Era of Globalization. XXIII Conference of the Academy of Latinity (Academy of Latinity: Barcelona, 2011). Pp. 21-70.

      "Islamophobia and American Foreign Policy Rhetoric: The Bush Years and After." In John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, eds., Islamophobia: the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 127-142.

      "Shi'ite Parties and the Democratic Process in Iraq." In Mary Ann Tetreault, Gwen Okruhlik, and Andrzej Kapiszewski, eds. Political Change in the Arab Gulf States: Stuck in Transition. (Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011). Pp. 49-71.

      "How Israel's Gaza Blockade and Washington's Sanctions Policy Hurt the Green Movement." In Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, eds. The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future. (Brooklyn, N.Y.: Melville House, Dec. 2010), pp. 315-322.

      "Schumer's Sippenhaftung." In Moustafa Bayoumi, ed. Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How it Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict. (New York: OR Books, 2010), pp. 222-228.

      "Iran and Islam." In Robin Wright, ed. The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy. (Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2010). Pp. 31-34.

      "Notes on 'Iran Today.' Michigan Quarterly Review. (Winter, 2010), pp. 49-55.

      "Playing Muslim: Bonaparte's Army of the Orient and Euro-Muslim Creolization." In David Armitage and Sanjay Subrahmaniyam, eds., The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 125-143.

      "Struggles over Personal Status and Family Laws in Post-Baathist Iraq." In Kenneth Cuno and Manisha Desai, eds., Family, Gender and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009), pp. 105-125.

      "Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Twentieth Century." Macalester International, Volume 23 (Spring 2009): 3-23.

      "The Taliban, Women and the Hegelian Private Sphere ," in Robert D. Crews and Amin Tarzi, The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 2008), pp. 118-154 (revised version of Social Research article below.)

      "Islamophobia and American Foreign Policy" Islamophobia and the Challenges of Pluralism in the 21st Century," (Washington, D.C.: ACMCU Occasional Papers, Georgetown University, 2008). Pp. 70-79.

      "Marsh Arab Rebellion: Grievance, Mafias and Militias in Iraq," Fourth Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture, (Bloomington, IN: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, 2008). Pp. 1-31.

      "The Decline of Grand Ayatollah Sistani's Influence." Die Friedens-Warte: Journal of International Peace and Organization. Vol. 82, nos.2-3 (2007): 67-83.

      "Shia Militias in Iraqi Politics." In Markus Bouillon, David M. Malone and Ben Rowswell, eds., Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict (Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner, 2007), pp. 109-123.

      "Anti-Americanism: It's the Policies." AHR Forum : Historical Perspectives on Anti-Americanism. The American Historical Review, 111 (October, 2006): 1120-1129.

      "The Rise of Religious and Ethnic Mass Politics in Iraq," in David Little and Donald K. Swearer, eds., Religion and Nationalism in Iraq: A Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, Mass.: Center for the Study of the World Religions/ Harvard University Press, 2006), pp.43-62.

      "The Ayatollahs and Democracy in Iraq." (ISIM Papers Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006). Pp. 1-27.

      "Muslim Religious Extremism in Egypt: A Historiographical Critique of Narratives," in Israel Gershoni, et al., eds. Middle East Historiographies: Narrating the Twentieth Century (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006), pp. 262-287.

      "Of Crowds and Empires: Afro-Asian Riots and European Expansion, 1857-1882." [Extensively revised.] In Fernando Coronil and Julie Skurski, eds. States of Violence. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006, pp. 269-305.

      "Empires of Liberty? Democracy and Conquest in French Egypt, British Egypt and American Iraq." In Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power. Ed. Calhoun, Craig, Frederick Cooper and Kevin W. Moore, eds. New York: The New Press, 2006. Pp. 94-115. .

      "A 'Shiite Crescent'? The Regional Impact of the Iraq War." Current History. (January 2006): 20-26.

      Juan Cole et al., "A Shia Crescent: What Fallout for the U.S.?" Middle East Policy Volume XII, Winter 2005, Number 4, pp.1-27. . (Joint oral round table).

      "The Baha'i Minority and Nationalism in Contemporary Iran." In Maya Shatzmiller, ed., Nationalism and Minority Identities in Islamic Societies. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. Pp. 127-163.

      "The Reelection of Bush and the Fate of Iraq," Constellations, Volume 12, no. 2 (June 2005): 164-172.

      "Globalisation and Religion in the Thought of Abdu'l-Baha ." In Margit Warburg, Annika Hvithamar and Morten Warmind, eds., Baha'i and Globalisation. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2005, pp. 55-75.

      "Blogger Hits the Hundredth Monkey Phase. " In Kristina Borjesson, Feet to the Fire: The Media After 9/11, Top Journalists Speak Out (New York: Prometheus Books, 2005), pp. 395-426. (Transcribed interview.)

      "The Evolution of Charismatic Authority in the Baha'i Faith (1863-1921)," in Robert Gleave, ed., Religion and Society in Qajar Iran (London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005), pp. 311-345.

      "The Azali-Baha'i Crisis of September 1867." In Moshe Sharon, ed. Studies in Modern Religions, Religious Movements, and the Babi-Baha'i Faiths. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004. Pp. 227-251.

      "World Theology and the Baha'i Faith," in Thomas Ryba, George Bond and Herman Tull, eds., The Comity and Grace of Method: Essays in Honor of Edmund R. Perry (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2004), pp. 391-414.

      "The United States and Shi'ite Religious Factions in Post-Ba'thist Iraq," The Middle East Journal, Volume 57, Number 4, Autumn 2003, pp. 543-566.

      "The Taliban, Women, and the Hegelian Private Sphere," Social Research, Volume 70 No. 2 (Fall 2003).

      "The Iraqi Shiites: On the history of America's would-be allies," Boston Review, Fall, 2003.

      "The Imagined Embrace: Gender, Identity and Iranian Ethnicity in Jahangiri Paintings." In Michel Mazzaoui, ed. Safavid Iran and her Neighbors (Salt Lake City: Utah University Press, 2003), pp. 49-62.

      "Mad Sufis and Civic Courtesans: The French Republican Construction of Eighteenth-Century Egypt." In Irene Bierman, ed. Napoleon in Egypt. (London: Ithaca Press, 2003), pp. 47-62.

      "Al-Tahtawi on Poverty and Welfare," in Michael Bonner, Mine Ener and Amy Singer, eds. Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003), pp. 223-238.

      "The Provincial Politics of Heresy and Reform in Qajar Iran: Shaykh al-Rais in Shiraz, 1895-1902." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Vol. 22, nos. 1-2 (2002 [2003]), pp. 119-126.

      "Iranian Culture and South Asia, 1500-1900," in N. Keddie and R. Matthee, eds., Iran and the Surrounding World: Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002), pp. 15-35.

      "Printing and Urban Islam in the Mediterannean World, 1890-1920," in Leila Tarazi Fawaz and C. A. Bayly, eds., Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), pp. 344-364.

      "Fundamentalism in the Contemporary U.S. Baha'i Community." Review of Religious Research, Vol. 43, no. 3 (March, 2002):195-217.

      "Shaikh al-Ra'is and Sultan Abdulhamid II: The Iranian Dimension of Pan-Islam," in Israel Gershoni, Hakan Erdem, and Ursula Wokoeck, eds. Histories of the Modern Middle East: New Directions (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002), pp. 167-185.

      "Millennialism in Modern Iranian History," in Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson, eds. Imagining the End: Visions of Apocalypse from the Ancient Middle East to Modern America (London: I.B. Tauris, 2002), pp. 282-311.

      "Individualism and the Spiritual Path in Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i," in Lynda Clarke, ed., Shi`ite Heritage: Essays on Classical and Modern Traditions (Binghamton, N.Y.: Global Publications/SUNY Binghamton, 2001):345-358.

      "Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on the Sources of Religious Authority," in Linda Walbridge, ed., The Source for Emulation in Shi`ite Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001): 82-93.

      "Comment" [on chapter of Lucette Valensi], in Andre Burguiere and Raymond Grew, eds., The Construction of Minorities (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001), pp. 121-125.

      "Casting Away the Self: The Mysticism of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i," in Rainer Brunner and Werner Ende, eds., The Twelver Shi`a in Modern Times (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001), pp. 25-37.

      "New Perspectives on Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani in Egypt," in Rudi Matthee and Beth Baron, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers Inc., 2000), pp. 13-34.

      "Race, Immorality and Money in the American Baha'i Community: Impeaching the Los Angeles Spiritual Assembly." Religion 30, no. 2 (2000):109-125, 141-147.

      "The Indian Subcontinent," Iranian Studies, vol. 31, numbers 3-4 (Summer/Fall 1998 [1999]), 583-593.

      "Religious Dissidence and Urban Leadership: Baha'is in Qajar Shiraz and Tehran." Iran: Journal of the British Institute for Persian Studies 37 (1999): 123-142.

      "Autobiography and Silence: The Early Career of Shaykh al-Ra'is Qajar," in Johann Christoph Burgel and Isabel Schayani, eds., Iran im 19. Jarhundert und die Entstehung der Baha'i-Religion (Zurich: Georg Olms Verlag, 1998), pp. 91-126.

      "The Baha'i Faith in America as Panopticon, 1963-1997." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 37, no. 2 (June 1998): 234-248.

      "Shi`ite Noblewomen and Religious Innovation in Awadh," in Violette Graf, ed., Lucknow through the Ages (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 83-90.

      "Behold the Man: Baha'u'llah on the Life of Jesus." Journal of the American Academy of Religion vol. 65, no. 1 (1997): 47-71.

      "Baha'u'llah and Liberation Theology," in Jack McLean, ed. Revisioning Theology. (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1997), 79-98.

      "Sacred Space and Holy War in India," in Khalid Masud, Brinkley Messick and David Powers, eds., Fatwa: Muftis and Interpretation in Muslim Societies (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996), pp. 173-183.

      "Marking Boundaries, Marking Time: The Iranian Past and the Construction of the Self by Qajar Thinkers," Iranian Studies 29, nos. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 1996 [1997]):35-56.

      "Mirror of the World: Iranian `Orientalism' and Early 19th-Century India." Critique: Journal of Critical Studies of Iran and the Middle East (Spring 1996) pp. 41-60.

      "Power, Knowledge and Orientalism," [Feature Review Article], Diplomatic History 19, no. 3 (Summer 1995):507-513.

      "Colonialism and Censorship," in Roger Long, ed., The Man on the Spot: Essays on British Empire History (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1995), pp. 45-62.

      "Gender, Tradition and History," in Fatma Muge Gocek et al., eds., Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), pp. 26-31.

      "The World as Text: Cosmologies of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i," Studia Islamica 80 (1994):145-163.

      "`I am All the Prophets': The Poetics of Pluralism in Baha'i Texts," Poetics Today 14, no. 3 (Fall 1993): 447-476.

      "Invisible Occidentalism: 18th-Century Indo-Persian Constructions of the West," Iranian Studies, 25, nos. 3-4 (1992 [1993]): 3-16. Persian trans. Darius Shayegan, "Gharb-Shinasi-yi Avvaliyyih," Guftigu (Summer 1373):23-37.

      "Iranian Millenarianism and Democratic Thought in the Nineteenth Century." International Journal of Middle East Studies 24, no. 1 (February 1992):1-26.

      "Ideology, Ethics and Philosophical Discourse in Eighteenth Century Iran." Iranian Studies 22, no. 1 (1989 [1990]):7-34.

      "The Baha'is of Iran." History Today 40 (March 1990):24-29.

      "Of Crowds and Empires: Afro-Asian Riots and European Expansion, 1857-1882." Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, 1 (1989):106-133.

      "Rival Empires of Trade and Imami Shi`ism in Eastern Arabia 1300-1800." International Journal of Middle East Studies 19, 2 (1987):177-204.

      "Mafia, Mob and Shi`ism in Iraq: The Rebellion of Ottoman Karbala 1824-1843." [w/ Moojan Momen.] Past and Present 112 (August 1986):112-43.

      "`Indian Money' and the Shi`i Shrine Cities of Iraq 1786-1850," Middle Eastern Studies 22, 4 (1986):461-80. Persian tr. as "Pul-i Hindi va `atabat," Chishmandaz (Paris) no. 5 & 6 (Autumn 1988 and Winter 1989).

      "Shi'i Clerics in Iraq and Iran 1722-1780: The Akhbari-Usuli Controversy Reconsidered." Iranian Studies 18, 1 (1985):3-34.

      "Rashid Rida on the Baha'i Faith: A Utilitarian Theory of the Spread of Religions." Arab Studies Quarterly 5 (1983):276-91.

      "Imami Jurisprudence and the Role of the Ulama." Religion and Politics in Iran. N. Keddie, ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983), 33-46.

      "Feminism, Class and Islam in Turn-of-the-Century Egypt." International Journal of Middle East Studies 13 (1981):387-407.

      "Rifa`a al-Tahtawi and the Revival of Practical Philosophy." The Muslim World 70 (1980):29-46.


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