The Levant Letters are popular scholarly writings on the Middle East published six times a year by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East on its website. The objective and purpose of these writings is to dig underneath the layers of politics, history, culture, arts and languages of the Middle East and offer readers analysed, digested and well-thought views. Writings bring forth subjects of the past and present – all the subjects that are under the mandate of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East. The writings are united by their actuality and academic relevance. Overarching objective is to strengthen interest in, enhance understanding and deepen knowledge of the Middle East.
Juha Saarinen: Military Orientalism: Observing the East at War
Aura Lounasmaa: Women’s NGOs and the rise of political Islam in Morocco
Ari Kerkkänen: The Dilemma on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Pertti Multanen: The Reverse Side of Globalisation? Thoughts About the Revolutionary Movements in Arabic Countries