Article

Introduction: War, revolt and rupture: The historical sociology of the current crisis in the Middle East

Citation

Hoffmann C & Matin K (2018) Introduction: War, revolt and rupture: The historical sociology of the current crisis in the Middle East. Journal of Historical Sociology, 31 (1), pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12196

Abstract
First paragraph: When an Iranian drone allegedly entered Israeli airspace from Syria on February 10, 2018, it immediately triggered acycle of violence directly involving Israel, Syria, Iran and its Lebanese ally Hizbullah and indirectly Russia, US, andJordan. The incident prompted a cohort of influential international figures ranging from high‐ranking Russian andAmerican officials to the UN Secretary General to warn of the dire regional and international consequences of anyfurther escalation. In many ways, this event epitomises the complex and international character of the current crisisin the Middle East. However, the current Middle Eastern crisis is by no means an isolated regional crisis. It is ratherpart of a wider crisis that first struck the global financial system in 2007‐2008 and has subsequently been increasinglytaking on geopolitical forms in apparently disparate places across the world from Ukraine and the Levant to the SouthChina Sea and the Korean peninsula.

Journal
Journal of Historical Sociology: Volume 31, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/03/2018
Publication date online06/04/2018
Date accepted by journal27/02/2018
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISSN0952-1909
eISSN1467-6443