Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Satire and Religious Tolerance: How Acceptance/Rejection of Satire is Determined by the Capacity of Religious and Political Forces to Agree on a Modern Civic Contract 

    Piet, Remi ( Brill Academic Publishers , 2016 , Article Review)
    The January 2015 assassination at the Charlie Hebdo offices and the dozen ensuing terrorist attacks in France over the last eighteen months are the manifestation of a structural opposition between a civic identity whose ...
  • The dynamics of energy geopolitics in the Gulf and Qatar's Foreign relations with East Asia 

    Piet, Remi; Wright, Steven ( Springer Singapore , 2016 , Book chapter)
    Five GCC countries have developed shortages of natural gas, while Qatar possesses the third largest reserves of natural gas globally, and yet no meaningful GCC-wide gas network exists. Qatar's commercially grounded energy ...
  • Oman's independent foreign policy 

    Baabood, Abdullah ( Taylor and Francis , 2016 , Book chapter)
    This chapter examines and explains the nature of Oman’s foreign policy. In doing so, it will apply three levels of foreign policy analysis, including the societal level, the state level, and the system level. The chapter ...
  • Arabian Gulf Cup offers hope of diplomatic breakthrough 

    McManus, John ( Gulf Studies center - Qatar University , 2020 , Article)
    On 8th December, Sayed Mohammed Jaffer, the captain of the Bahrain national football team, lifted aloft the Arabian Gulf Cup at Abdullah bin Khalifa stadium in Doha. The victory of his tiny island nation didn’t simply ...
  • 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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  • Covid-19 Crisis and Iran-Turkey-Qatar Relations: Economic Downgrade and Corona Diplomacy 

    Battaloglu, Nesibe Hicret ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has become a global issue beyond being a health crisis alone. Since its emergence in China, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. The Middle East is no exception and the socio-economic ...
  • Covid-19 in War-Ravaged Yemen: Ends or doubles the war? 

    Dogan-Akkas, Betul ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    Yemen is a suffering war zone since the beginning of the civil war in 2014, out of the clash between Yemeni government in Sana'a' and the Northern tribes, mainly, the Houthi insurgents. As of 2020, after two military ...
  • The UAE-Israel Normalisation ''If you can't convince them, confuse them'' 

    Zweiri, Mahjoob ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    What was a secret marriage is now publicly announced to the world, as a strong relationship between the UAE and Israel, which has been normalized through the media on August 13, 2020. The UAE became the third Arab state - ...
  • Covid-19 in Saudi Arabia: Beyond the health crisis 

    Occhiuto, Antonino ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The Covid-19 pandemic is already exerting a heavy economic toll on all areas of the world. The energy producing countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) make no exception. In Saudi Arabia, the economic impact of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Missed Opportunities: The Trump Administration, Iran, and the Coronavirus Pandemic 

    Cole, Juan ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    On the surface, the global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 might have offered the United States and Iran an opportunity to stand down from their virtual war footing. In the lead-up to the outbreak, Iran had shot down a US ...
  • How sanctions and the pandemic affect Iran's economy 

    Salehi-Isfahani, Djavad ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    Iran has been under international sanctions of one kind or another for four decades, but its economy has never been as bad as it is now. In May 2018, the Trump administration began its campaign of maximum pressure to force ...
  • Oman: Food Security in Times of Uncertainty 

    Hoetjes, Gertjan ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    As the protest illustrated, the affordability of food has been an issue of concern among Omani citizens. As a result of its arid climate, the salinity of the country's soil and water scarcity, there are restrictions to the ...
  • Saudi Arabia: More Room for Wahhabism Lite? 

    Aarts, Paul ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The Saudi government was surprisingly quick to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the decisive measures it took was closing the holy sites of Mecca and Medina, something which had not happened since Napoleon invaded ...
  • Covid-19, a Common Threat towards Intrusive Regionalism 

    Zakeri, Mahdokht ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The Covid-19 pandemic news has become the top headline of almost all international media and the topic of everyday conversation among people. Coronavirus, like international terrorism is a global challenge to both states ...
  • Pandemic threatens to drive wedge into US-Gulf relations 

    Dorsey, James M. ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    It is early days, but first indications are that the global pandemic is entrenching long-drawn Middle Eastern geopolitical, political, ethnic, and sectarian battle lines rather than serving as a vehicle to build bridges ...
  • The Covid-19 Pandemic: Vulnerability of Migrant workers in the GCC States 

    Rahman, Md Mizanur ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates) contain some of the highest numbers of migrants of any country in the world. Estimated at as many ...
  • Saudi Arabia in Struggle for the Chinese Oil Market: the Price War as Necessity 

    Kozhanov, Nikolay ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    The new agreement between the OPEC members and a group of non-OPEC countries (so called OPEC+ group) that was reached on 12 April 2020 does not necessarily mean the end of the price war. Starting from May, the participants ...
  • Covid-19 in Qatar: Well Versed in Crisis Management 

    Jones, Marc Owen ( Gulf Studies Center , 2020 , Article)
    As of April 13th 2020, Qatar has 2979 positive cases of Covid-19. Like a number of other countries, Qatar was caught off guard by the novel respiratory virus. Initially assessed as posing a low risk to the country, the ...

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