Recent Submissions

  • The Iranian foreign policy in turbulent times: The Arab uprisings, the nuclear deal and the GCC crisis 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administración , 2021 , Article)
    Using the Foreign Policy Analysis framework and the concept of Authoritative Decision Units, this article analyzes three cases that required an Iranian response: the Arab Uprisings, the nuclear negotiations, and the 2017 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The small Gulf States: Foreign and security policies before and after the Arab spring 

    Almezaini, Khalid S.; Rickli, Jean-Marc ( Taylor and Francis , 2016 , Book)
    Small states are often believed to have been resigned to the margins of international politics. However, the recent increase in the number of small states has increased their influence and forced the international community ...
  • The foreign policies of the small Gulf states: An exception in small states' behaviours? 

    Almezaini, Khalid S.; Rickli, Jean-Marc ( Taylor and Francis , 2016 , Book chapter)
    This chapter discusses the emergence of the small Gulf States as small powers in the region and concludes by assessing the sustainability of the small Gulf States' foreign and security policies. Iran is the second regional ...
  • Small states in the Gulf 

    Almezaini, Khalid S.; Rickli, Jean-Marc ( Taylor and Francis , 2016 , Book chapter)
    This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book reviews the theories of foreign and security policy analysis and the way they could be applied to small ...
  • Theories of small states' foreign and security policies and the Gulf States 

    Rickli, Jean-Marc; Almezaini, Khalid S. ( Taylor and Francis , 2016 , Book chapter)
    The interest in small states' foreign and security policies has been cyclical and is a reflection of the evolution of the international system. During the decolonization period between the 1950s and 1970s, the main interest ...
  • Using learning analytics to assess student learning in online courses 

    Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou ( University of Wollongong , 2016 , Article)
    Learning analytics can be used to enhance student engagement and performance in online courses. Using learning analytics, instructors can collect and analyze data about students and improve the design and delivery of ...
  • Contemporary Qatar : Examining State and Society 

    Zweiri, Mahjoob; Al Qawasmi, Farah; Abushouk, Ahmed Ibrahim; Al-Jaber, Khalid; Zaccara, Luciano; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Book)
    This book addresses critical topics and unanswered questions on the contemporary state of Qatar. Drawing together a unique combination of authors that have researched the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in general, and the ...
  • Culture, social contestation and Turkey's failed coup: The rivalry of social imaginaries 

    Chak, Farhan Mujahid ( SETA , 2016 , Article)
    This article explores the processes involved in the emergence of rival social imaginaries, as they develop in a cultural ecosystem, relating it to Turkey’s failed coup. To accomplish that, it unravels how people construct ...
  • Iran and political dynamism in the arab world: The case of Yemen 

    Mahjoob, Zweiri ( Wiley-Blackwell , 2016 , Article)
    This article examines the role of Iran in Yemen within the context of Arab-Iranian relations. It also examines the debate on the involvement of Iran in the ongoing political developments in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. The ...
  • Economic Drivers of the GCC Investments in the Horn of Africa Region 

    Miniaoui, Héla ( Gulf Studies Center , 2019 , Other)
    This paper discusses the economic drivers of the GCC investments in the Horn of Africa region.
  • Funding liquidity risk and banks' risk-taking: Evidence from Islamic and conventional banks 

    Smaoui, Houcem; Mimouni, Karim; Miniaoui, Héla; Temimi, Akram ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of funding liquidity risk on the risk-taking behaviour of Islamic and conventional banks. Using bank-level and country-level data from 18 countries over the period ...
  • Food Security in the GCC Countries: Towards a More Diversified and Sustainable Economic Development 

    Al-Handhali, Khalil; Miniaoui, Héla ( Springer Nature , 2020 , Book chapter)
    This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities for food security in GCC countries and shed lights on the strategies undertaken by these countries to enhance their domestic food security. These include the measures ...
  • Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: From Rentier States to Diversified Economies 

    Miniaoui, Héla ( Springer Nature , 2020 , Book)
    This book delves into the economic development of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Since the 1960s, the GCC states have harnessed their potential to exploit the wealth accrued from the oil boom to build ...
  • Principal selection for Qatar's government schools: Policy makers', principals' and teachers' perspectives 

    Romanowski, Michael H; Sadiq, Hissa; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah M; Ndoye, Abdou; Aql, Mofed ( SAGE Publications Ltd , 2019 , Article)
    Research indicates that principals are critical in school reform since the implementation of policies and practices is to a large extent determined by the role that principals play in educational change. This study examines ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...

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