16 Apr 2015
The True ‘Arab Exception’
Author: Haizam Amirah-Fernández
Elcano Royal Institute of International and Strategic Studies
This paper discusses the so-called “Arab exception”, which refers to the alleged inability of Arab societies to transition from authoritarian to democratic political systems.
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8 Sep 2014
On the Road to Mecca? The Islamic State Threat to the Gulf
Author: Yoel Guzansky
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This commentary discusses the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) to Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf region following the terrorist organization's seizure of large swathes of Iraqi territory in 2014.
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Winning the War of Ideas in the Arab World
Author: Omar Saif Ghobash
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This commentary outlines a strategy for how to fight the ideological battle against extremist Islamist movements, especially the Islamic State, and prevent them from gaining recruits and sympathizers from across the Arab world and beyond.
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Central European Journal of International and Security Studies Vol 8, Issue 3
Author: Mitchell Belfer, Miloš Balabán, Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres, Aleš Karmazin, Vasiliki Papatheologo, Abdullah A Yateem, Ibrahim A El-Hussari, Archie B Resos, Oldřich Krulík, Zuzana Krulíková
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS)
This issue includes articles on 1) Iranian-Bahraini relations; 2) political, economic and security relations between the US, the EU and China, as well as their perspectives on global geopolitics and economic development; 3) the various domestic and i...
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