Publications

Articles published in SDk magazine are listed in my SDk Resumé (see tab, above), in the “Contributions to SomethingDark” field.

2011 “Examining the US ‘about-face’ on war in Libya: geostrategics and regime change”, SDk Latest News, 20 Mar. 2011. buy

Part 2 of an analysis of the political and economic motivations for the British, French and American “humanitarian intervention” in Libya in 2011 that in reality provided initial cover for the agenda of regime change.

2011 “Dark politics, economics, and the business of intervention in Libya”, SDk Latest News, 14 Mar. 2011. buy

Part 1 of an analysis of the political and economic motivations for the British, French and American “humanitarian intervention” in Libya in 2011 that in reality provided initial cover for the agenda of regime change.

2010 Daryl Champion (editor), Beyond the Circle: Sexuality & Discrimination in Heteronormative Britain, by John Ozimek. n.p.: Consenting Adult Action Network (England). buy

Book edited by Daryl Champion.

2010 “On the edge: BDSM and heteronormative denigration”, paper sponsored by Backlash for presentation at the Socio–Legal Studies Association Annual Conference (Gender, Sexuality and the Law stream), University of the West of England, Bristol, 31 March. (Paper available as a downloadable PDF)

Written conference paper.

2009 “Bridging the gulf”, Skin Two Fetish Yearbook 2009. London: Tim Woodward Publishing Ltd. buy

Editor's introduction, gay–heterosexual BDSM feature with writing by Joseph Bean and Eric Chaline, and photography by Ulli Richter.

2009 “From Mapplethorpe to Mosley”, Skin Two Fetish Yearbook 2009. London: Tim Woodward Publishing Ltd. buy

Editor's introduction, sociocultural censorship feature with writing by John Ozimek and Alex Henderson.

2009 “Principles are priceless”, Skin Two Fetish Yearbook 2009. London: Tim Woodward Publishing Ltd. buy

Feature interview (sociocultural censorship feature), Dr Peter Knight (former vice-chancellor, the University of Central England).

2009 “Celebrating the Japanese erotic imagination”, Skin Two Fetish Yearbook 2009. London: Tim Woodward Publishing Ltd. buy

Feature book review of Princess of Desire (2007) & Japanese Princess (2005), Kenichi Murata; and Tokyo Girls (2004), Yasuji Watanabe (Munich, Germany: Edition Reuss).

2008 “Cruel Poetry”, Skin Two, no. 59 (Spring), p. 101.

Book review of Cruel Poetry, by Vicki Hendricks (London: Serpent’s Tail, 2007).

2007 “Florence 1497 or London 2007?”, Skin Two, no. 58 (Autumn), pp. 62–7. buy

Feature article on censorship in the United Kingdom, focussing on the then-proposed law to criminalise the possession of "extreme pornographic material".

2007 “Bound to Love”, Skin Two, no. 58 (Autumn), p. 105. buy

Book review of Bound to Love, ed. Maria Isabel Pita (New Milford, CT: Magic Carpet Books, 2006).

2005 “Lebanon on the brink of an abyss”, Foresight (Tokyo), April.

Newsmagazine analysis article on Lebanese political affairs, published in Japanese language.

2005 “Was Saint Valentine a Satyr?”, Secret, no. 26 (Feb.), pp. 81–2.

Historical documentary piece for the well-known Brussels-based international fetish magazine.

2004 (with Jessy Chahine), “Abortion is illegal in Lebanon, but available”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 27 Feb., p. 1.

Front-page article for the Beirut-based, Lebanese-owned English-language daily newspaper (Lebanon edition).

2004 “Lebanon economic briefing”, Ekonomi (Finland), Feb.

Article on Lebanese economic affairs for the Finnish monthly economic publication.

2004 “Economics is more than statistics and money: it’s about the lives of people”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 26 Jan., p. L8.

Feature article, Arts & Society section, Lebanon edition.

2004 “Globalization is inevitable and Lebanese must rise to the challenge”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 23 Jan., p. L8.

Feature article, Arts & Society section, Lebanon edition.

2004 “Studying Lebanese society and thinking beyond politics”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 19 Jan., p. L8.

Feature article, Arts & Society section, Lebanon edition.

2004 “More than anything, Beirut is a city defined by creativity”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 17 Jan., p. L8.

Feature article, Arts & Society section, Lebanon edition.

2003 “Contemporary tattooing and piercing in Lebanon”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 2–6 Dec.

A series of five feature articles (6,866 words), Lifestyle page, Lebanon edition.

2003 “Moonlight shines on Opera National du Liban’s night of Mozart arias”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 11 Oct., p. L6.

Feature article, Lifestyle page, Lebanon edition.

2003 “Saudi Arabia-US entering a period of strategic adjustment”, Foresight (Tokyo), July.

Newsmagazine analysis article on international affairs, published in Japanese language.

2003 “Lebanon’s homegrown operatic talent comes out to sing”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 27 June, p. L6.

Feature article, Lifestyle page, Lebanon edition.

2003 The Paradoxical Kingdom: Saudi Arabia and the Momentum of Reform. London: Christopher Hurst & Co., and New York: Columbia University Press. buy

Book (392pp) on Saudi Arabian sociopolitics, socioeconomics and political economy.

2002 “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Elements of instability within stability”. In Crises in the Contemporary Persian Gulf, ed. Barry Rubin. London: Frank Cass. buy

Chapter contributed to an edited anthology on Middle Eastern politics (Gulf sub-region) and international affairs.

2001 “An artist weaves cold steel into warm magic”, The Daily Star (Beirut), 13 July, p. 4.

Feature article on Lebanese metal sculptor Bernard Ghanem.

1999 “Saudi Arabia on the edge of globalisation: ‘asabiyya capitalism and socioeconomic change at the end of the boom era”, Journal of Arabic, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 5, no. 2.

Article contributed to a peer-refereed academic journal.

1998 Book review of Saudi Arabia: The Coming Storm, by Peter W. Wilson & Douglas F. Graham (Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1994), in Journal of Arabic, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 4, no. 2.

Article contributed to a peer-refereed academic journal.

1997 “The demonisation of Islam and Muslims”. In Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Yugoslav Aftermath: Essays on the Causes and Consequences of the Balkan Conflicts, 1992-1994, ed. Gary Ianziti & Muris Cicic. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology Press.

Chapter contributed to an edited anthology on various aspects of the Bosnian war of secession.

1997 “Religious fundamentalism: A threat to the state of Israel?”. In Remaking the Middle East, ed. Paul J. White & William S. Logan. Oxford & New York: Berg. buy

Chapter contributed to an edited anthology on various aspects of the contemporary Middle East.

1995 “Society, censorship and the media: an overview of recent Australian experience on the eve of the era of media empires”, Insight, vol. 10, no. 1 (Feb.), pp. 9–13.

1994 “Muslims and the media in Australia”, Journal of Arabic, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 1, no. 2.

Article contributed to a peer-refereed academic journal.

Note re publications: This is a select list that includes only my major publications and those most relevant to SDk’s focus. For my articles published in SDk magazine, see my SDk Resumé, “Contributions to SomethingDark” section.