Research and Publications

2016 Paper Abstract presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 1, 2016; and to the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Westville, IN, October 7, 2016, Did the Jewish state in Palestine beget the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria?

2015 Book Project Genesis and Prospect of the Palestine-Israeli Conflict: From the Jewish Question in Europe to the Jewish State in Palestine and the Jewish Lobby in America.

2012 Journal Article  لمحة تاريخية عن قبيلة أولاد حَـنِّـيـنْ الأنصارية  ("A Glance at the History of the Awlad Hanneen Ansari Tribe"), solicited by the Ansar Association of the Saqiat Elhamra.

2011 The Political Motives behind NATO Aggression against Libya (A blog post).

2009 Why Do They Hate Us?--Geography of the Palestine-Israel Conflict and the USA, presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (15-19 April 2008, Boston, Massachusetts), the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 13-15 November 2008), and the Social Science Research Colloquium (Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 25 February 2009).

2008 Opinion Article Mauritania needs direct, not representative democracy, solicited and then rejected by Carnegie’s Arab Reform Bulletin for the September 2008 issue.

2008 Book Chapter Mauritania between the Hammer of Economic Globalization and the Anvil of Multiparty Factionalism, In Yahia Zoubir and Haizam Amirah-Fernández, eds., North Africa: Politics, Region, and the Limits of Transformation (London: Routledge, pp. 71-89)..

2007 Book Chapter "U.S.-Mauritania Relations and the Coriolis Force of Normalization with Israel," In Les Etats-Unis et le Maghreb; regain d’intérêt? sous la direction de Abdennour Benantar, Alger: Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée au Développement (CREAD), pp. 227-263.

2006 Book Chapter "Currency Devaluation and Poverty in Mauritania," In Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang and Martin Kwamina Panford, eds. Africa's development in the twenty-first century: pertinent socio-economic and development issues, (Aldershot: Ashgate).

2006 Monograph Geopolitical Genesis and Prospect of Zionism, International Journal of the Humanities 2(2):1591-1598.

2006 Book Chapter "Structural Adjustment Programs and Democratization in Africa," In John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, eds. Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press), pp. 35-66.

2005 Monograph The Non-Jewish Origin of Zionism, International Journal of the Humanities 1(1):591-610.

2005 Journal Article The Non-Semitic Origins of Contemporary Jews, rejected by four anonymous reviews solicited by the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Antipode. Read the reviews.                                                      

2004 Journal Article Geopolitical Genesis of Herzlian Zionism, Political Geography. The paper was withdrawn from the publication queue by University of Colorado Professor John O'Loughlin, a pro-Israel Irish immigrant in the United States, a 2004-2005 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and author of “Editorial Essays: Israel at 50,” Political Geography 18(2), 1999. Read acceptance and withdrawal letters. Read summary of facts about this issue.

2003 Journal Article Currency Devaluation and Resource Transfer from the South to the North, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 93(2):463-484.

2003 Book Review of Dorothy Drummond’s Holy Land, Whose Land? Modern Dilemma, Ancient Roots (Educare Press,  2002), The Arab World Geographer/Le Géographe du monde arabe 6(2):143-147.

2003 Journal Article Geopolitical Genesis and Prospect of Zionism, Political Geography. The paper was withdrawn from press by University of Colorado Professor John O'Loughlin, a pro-Israel Irish immigrant in the United States, a 2004-2005 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and author of “Editorial Essays: Israel at 50,” Political Geography 18(2), 1999.

2003 Journal Article (republished) الأصل غير اليهودي للصهيونية (The Non-Jewish Origin of Zionism), Majallat Kanaan 113:29-60.

2002 Journal Article The Non-Jewish Origin of Zionism, The Arab World Geographer 5(1):34-52.

2000 Book Review of Hilal Khashan's Arabs at the Crossroads: Political Identity and Nationalism (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000), The Arab World Geographer/Le Géographe du monde arabe 3(2):141-147.

1999 Journal Article The New Global Command Economy, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 17(2):155-180.

1999 Book Review of Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Unvanquished: A U.S.-U.N. Saga (New York: Random House, 1999), The Arab World Geographer/Le Géographe du monde arabe 2(3):254-257.

1998 Book Chapter Denationalization of the Mauritanian State,  In John Pickles and Adrian Smith, eds. Theorising Transition: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformations (New York: Routledge Publishers), pp. 389-407.

1998 Book Chapter "Structural Adjustment Programs and Democratization in Africa," In John Mukum Mbaku and Julius O. Ihonvbere, eds. Multiparty Democracy and Political Change: Constraints to Democratization in Africa (Brookfield, USA: Ashgate), pp. 33-63.

1998 Book Review of Anthony G. Pazzanita's Historical Dictionary of Mauritania, Second Edition (London: Scarecrow Press, 1996), Journal of Third World Studies 15(2):187-188.

1996 Book Global Restructuring and Peripheral States: The Carrot and the Stick in Mauritania (Lanham, Maryland: Littlefield Adams Books).

1995 Journal Article "Democratization in Africa: The Political Face of SAPs," Journal of Third World Studies 12(2):122-158.

1994 Journal Article "Global Adjustment: Implications for Peripheral States," Third World Quarterly 15(2):319-336.

1989 Journal Article "Cash Crops Versus Food Crops in Africa: A Struggle between Dependency and Autonomy," Annales de la Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines 1:14-25.