Dr. Shak Hanish

Assistant Professor College of Letters and Sciences
Social Sciences

Dr. Hanish is a political scientist specializing in international relations, comparative politics and history and politics of the Middle East. Dr. Hanish received his PhD in Political Science in 1998 from Northern Arizona (state) University, his MA and BA in Political Science from San Diego State University and his minor was in cultural geography. His research and teaching interests are in World Politics and the Middle East Politics. His scholarly work focuses on the issue of minorities and ethnic and religious groups in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, and issues of women and human rights. Dr. Hanish is a frequent international guest professor to China and he taught in summer universities in Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey and Palestine. Dr. Hanish is Editor- in-Chief of the Journal of Global Peace and Conflict published by the American Association of International Researchers and is in editorial board of four journals and international research organizations.

So far his publications include 3 books, 7 book chapters, 13 peer-reviewed Journal articles, 15 encyclopedia entries, and 12 book reviews. He has presented over 15 papers at several national and international conferences. Dr. Hanish was interviewed tens of times in media on issues related to the Middle East and Iraq.

Among his publication are:

Iraqi dialect through dialogue: history, politics & Culture (2nd Ed.).San Diego, CA: Montezuma Publishing.

Why Iraq invaded Kuwait: Applying international relations theories. Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholors' Press.

The Autonomy issue for the Chaldo-Assyrians in Iraq: A realist assessment. In A. Kalaitzidis (Ed.).International relations, culture, and global finance, (pp. 127-142). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER).

The Current status of religious minorities in the new Iraq. In Kalaitzidis, A. (Ed.). Global Politics in the dawn of the 21st Century (pp.151-164). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

Somali and Arabic in San Diego. In Zentella, A.C. (Ed.).Multilingual San Diego portraits of language loss &revitalization (pp. 64-56). San Diego, CA: University Reader.

Was the United States justified in using military intervention to overthrow Saddam Hussein? In Lesch, D. W. (Ed.) History in dispute: the Middle East since 1945: First series: Vol. 14 (pp.239-243). Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press.

Are women in the Arab World subjected to social, political, and economic discrimination? In Lesch, D. W. (Ed.) History in dispute: the Middle East since 1945: First series: Vol. 14 (pp.287-288). Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press.

The Iraqi revolution of 1958 and political development in Iraq. In Lesch, D. W. (Ed.). History in dispute: the Middle East since 1945: Second series: Vol. 15 (pp.117-119).Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press.

The Iran-Iraq War and Saddam Hussein strive for power. In Lesch, D. W. (Ed.) History in Dispute: the Middle East since 1945: Second series: Vol. 15 (pp.98-100). Farmington Hills, MI: St. James Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journals Articles: (Partial)

Hanish, S. (2015, June). The Islamic state effect on minorities in Iraq. Review of Arts and Humanities, 4(1), pp. 7-11.

Hanish, S. (2014, November). Historical background of the Iraq Kuwait conflict. Bastina (Heritage) Journal, 37, 321-349. Leposavic, Kosovo.

Hanish, S. (2014, August). Why Eastern Christians are fleeing the Middle East? International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4, 10 (1), 62-71.

Hanish, S. (2013, December). “The Current Kurdish Iraqi Governments Relations: An Evaluation,” Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy, 1, (2), 1-9.

Hanish, S. (2013, June). The 1990 Gulf Crisis- Political realism applied. Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy, 1, (1), 1-16.

Hanish, S. (2013, February). The Upsurge of Islamic fundamentalism in Iraqi Kurdistan in the 1990s. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (4), 98-101.

Hanish, S. (2012, Spring). A Province for Christians in Iraq: An Evaluation. Bastina (Heritage) Journal, 31, 297-312. Proceedings of the National Scientific Conference with international participation. Leposavic, Kosovo.

Hanish, S. (2011, November). The Post 2003 Iraqi electoral laws: A comparison and an assessment. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 17 (1), 126-133.

Hanish, S. (2011, Fall). Autonomy for ethnic minority in Iraq: the Chaldo-Assyrian case. Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), 20, (2), 161-177.

Hanish, S. (2011, April). The Kirkuk problem in Iraq: Is there a solution? Orient (German Orient Institute), II (52), 25-30.

Hanish, S. (2010, Spring). Kirkuk problem and Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution. Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), 19 (1), 15-25. (Published by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and Wiley-Blackwell)

Hanish, S. (2009, Spring). The Christians, the Yazidis, and the Mandaeans in Iraq: A survival issue. Digest of Middle East Studies, 18 (1),1-16.

Hanish, S. (2008, Spring). The Chaldean Assyrian Syriac people of Iraq: An ethnic identity problem. Digest of Middle East Studies, 17(1), 32-47.

Hanish, S. (2008, January). Women and the new Iraqi Constitution. University of Prishtina Journal of Human Rights and Policy, 1(1), 165-171.

Hanish, S. (2007, Spring).The Role of Islam in the making of the new Iraqi Constitution. Digest of Middle East Studies, 16 (1), 30-41.

Contact Details

College of Letters and Sciences
shanish@nu.edu
(858) 642-8494