• Gender and Return Migration: Gulf Returnees in Ghana 

      Rahman, Md Mizanur; Salisu, Mohammed ( College of Arts and Sciences - Gulf Studies Center , 2021 , Working Paper)
      Labor migration in the Global South is generally conceived as a multidimensional process that comprises three distinct subprocesses: emigration, immigration, and return migration. There is growing consensus that return ...
    • Illegal Fishing and Piracy in the Horn of Africa: The Role of the MENA region 

      Elmi, Afyare A. ( Oxford University Press (OUP) , 2018 , Book chapter)
      The Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean have always been vital routes for world navigation and traveling. These waters are particularly important for most of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa. This ...
    • 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 Impact of Migrant Remittances on Economic Growth in Arab Countries 

      Ouni, Habib; Miniaoui, Hela ( Scholink Inc , 2019 , Article)
      The potential role that workers’ remittances are likely to play in promoting economic growth, especially in Arab countries, is currently attracting considerable attention. These remittances have an impact on the remitting ...
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Diversification and Growth of the Gulf Cooperation Council Economies 

      Miniaoui, Hela; Schilirò, Daniele ( Redfame Publishing , 2017 , Article)
      The Arab States of the Gulf region have vast reserves petroleum. The reduction in oil prices since summer 2014, and their volatility pose strong challenges to the six of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In the present ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • IRAN’S FOREIGN POLICY AND EVOLVING ROLE OF SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION 

      Zaccara, L. ( RUDN University , 2018 , Article)
      The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most active players in the framework of South- South cooperation. During the Cold War period Iran treated South-South cooperation as an instrument for providing an independent ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Migrant wives: dynamics of the empowerment process 

      Luna, Sabnam Sarmin; Rahman, Md Mizanur ( Taylor & Francis (Routledge) , 2018 , Article)
      An increasing number of male migrants are taking part in intra- and inter-regional migration in Asia, leaving their wives behind at home. Their wives, whom we call emigrant wives, often adapt to new roles and responsibilities ...
    • Negotiating an End to Somalia's War with al Shabaab Why Military Solutions Aren't Enough: Why Military Solutions Aren't Enough 

      Elmi, Afyare Abdi; Aynte, Abdi ( Council on Foreign Relations , 2012 , Article)
      In August 2011, after three years of fighting, forces backing the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) took control of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Although this was a welcome development, it was a short-term ...