• Cambio y estabilidad política en las monarquías del Golfo tras la Primavera Árabe 

      Zaccara, Luciano; Saldana, Marta ( CIDOB BARCELONA CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS , 2015 , Article)
      The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), aided by their rentier nature, have survived as authoritarian regimes until now. Nevertheless, the desire of significant sectors of society for political liberalisation was ...
    • The challenges of Rohani’s second term 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( TEPSA - Trans European Policy Studies Association , 2017 , Report)
      The renewed mandate of Hassan Rohani, begun on 3 August, represents continuity on the road to moderation both at home and abroad. However, despite a more reformist government than the last, no significant change is expected ...
    • Displaced Population: A Case Study of the Syrian Forced Migrants in Qatar 

      AlMarri, Asma Abdullah (2019 , Master Thesis)
      Since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, roughly 5.6 million Syrians have fled the country as a result of the ongoing conflict in the region. Many of them have crossed into Gulf nations such as Qatar, even though ...
    • Gulf Security in the Age of Covid-19 

      Cole, Juan; Baabood, Abdullah; Kozhanov, Nikolay; Zaccara, Luciano; Al Ansari, Majed ( Gulf Studies center - College of Arts & Sciences - Qatar University , 2020 , Video)
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    • The impact of COVID-19 on Iranian politics 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( Bristol University Press , 2020 , Article)
      The first city officially affected by COVID-19 was Iran’s religious centre, Qom, on 19 February 2020. However, as this paper shows, Qom is not only the Islamic Republic’s most important city when it comes to religious ...
    • IRAN 2016: FROM THE SAUDI EMBASSY ATTACK TO THE DEMISE OF RAFSANJANI 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( Asia Maior , 2016 , Article)
      The year 2016 was an internal and external test for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The February legislative elections represented strong support for his administration and the nuclear accord with the P5+1 group of ...
    • Iran 2017: From Rouhani’s Reelection To The December Protests 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( Asia Maior , 2017 , Article)
      The 2017 was a challenging year for the President Hassan Rouhani despite his reelection. The Presidential and Municipal elections in May represented a clear and strong support for his administration and the nuclear deal ...
    • Iran and the Intra-GCC Crisis: Risks and Opportunities 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( foundation for european progressive studies , 2019 , Article)
      The intra-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis started in late May 2017 with the blockade implemented by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar, due to its alleged support for terrorist ...
    • Iran’s Permanent Quest for Regional Power Status 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
      Iran has been searching for regional power status in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, independent of regime type, since the 1970s. During the era of the last Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the first decade of the ...
    • Iran’s Relations with the Arab States of the Gulf: Common Interests over Historic Rivalry 

      Warnaar, Maaike; Zaccara, Luciano; Aarts, Paul ( Gerlan Press , 2016 , Book)
      Iran’s relations with its neighbours have never been smooth. During the monarchy, for example, while Iran cultivated close relations with Saudi Arabia it at the same time competed with Riyadh for control of the oil market ...
    • Kuwait Islamists: From Institutionalized to Informal Opposition 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( ministry of research, science and technology , 2019 , Article)
      This article analyses the evolution of the Islamist political associations and groups, both Shiites and Sunnis since the independence of Kuwait in 1962 to the last legislative elections which was held in 2016. It tries to ...
    • Kuwait’s Islamist Proto-parties and the Arab Uprisings: Between Opposition, Pragmatism and the Pursuit of Cross-Ideological Cooperation 

      Zaccara, Luciano; Freer, Courtney; Kraetzschmar, Hendrik ( edinburgh university press , 2018 , Book chapter)
      Exploring the evolution of Islamist proto-parties in Kuwait, this chapter revealed that in the aft ermath of the Arab uprisings their behaviour was guided mostly by pragmatism, albeit with diff erent outcomes. As we have ...
    • La República Islámica de Irán en perspectiva 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( Fundación Dialnet , 2019 , Article)
      En febrero de 2019 la República Islámica de Irán acaba de cumplir cuarenta años de edad. Lejos queda la imagen del ayatollah Ruhollah Jomeiní regresando a Teherán desde su exilio en Neauphle le Châteaux, recibido en clamor ...
    • Las políticas de ciudadanía en los estados del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo 

      Zaccara, Luciano; Saldana, Marta ( Grupo de Estudios de Relaciones Internacionales (GERI) , 2017 , Article)
      This article explores the legal frameworks of citizenship and naturalization of the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and analyzes how they have been used since the creation of modern states to the present, with ...
    • Local politics: examining the political participation of Qatari women in the central municipal council elections 

      AlMal, Jawahar Abdulla (2017 , Master Thesis)
      Qatar embarked on a political progressive reform path with the announcement of Central Municipal Council elections in 1999, granting universal suffrage in the same year. The participation of Qatari women since then has be ...
    • LOS PAÍSES DEL CONSEJO DE COOPERACIÓN DEL GOLFO E IRAQ 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( AWRAQ Estudios sobre el mundo árabe e islámico contemporáneo , 2016 , Article)
      Relations between Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (gcc) countries and Iraq have been determined by the role that Iraq has played, both during the era of Saddam Hussein and after his fall. Having ...
    • Navigating Troubled Waters: Experts' Views on GCC Challenges for Socio-Economic Recovery in the Post-Covid-19 Period 

      Kozhanov, Nikolay; Zaccara, Luciano ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
      The GCC economies are being seriously hit by the negative impact of low oil prices and spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The restrained inflow of oil incomes deepens the budget deficit of the countries and makes government ...
    • QUANTO SCOTTANO LE PERIFERIE 

      Zaccara, Luciano ( LIMESONLINE , 2018 , Article)
      La grande diversità geografica, etnica e linguistica costringe l’Iran a mantenere accentrato il potere politico ed economico lungo l’asse Teheran-Qom-Mashhad. A farne le spese, le province al confine con Iraq e Pakistan. ...
    • Women In Religious Discourse After Mohamed Bin Salman Rise To Power: An Analytical Discription Of The Official Online Islamic Discourse In Saudi Arabia 

      Zahran, Manar Magdy (2019 , Master Thesis)
      This study aims to examine women in the Saudi online official religious discourse after Mohamed Bin Salman’s rise to power. The study hypothesizes that the official religious discourse in Saudi Arabia after Mohamed Bin ...