Egypt One Year after Morsi’s Ouster
Author: Lisa Watanabe
Center for Security Studies (CSS)
This analysis takes stock of Egypt's political and economic situation one year after the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.
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Developments in Syria and Iraq
Author: Ranjit Gupta
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
This brief discusses the conflicts in Iraq and Syria in 2014 and what these could mean for Indian foreign policy.
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Emboldened Yet Vulnerable: The Changing Foreign Policies of Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Author: Ana Echagüe
This paper reviews the changing foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
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Strategic Assessment Vol 17, No 2
Author: Gallia Lindenstrauss, Süfyan Kadir Kıvam, Roee Kibrik, Gilead Sher, Oded Eran, Yoel Guzansky, Matej Drotar, Zvi Magen, Olena Bagno-Moldavsky, Sarah Fainberg
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This issue of INSS Strategic Assessment includes articles on: 1) the factors driving Turkey-Hamas relations; 2) Prime Minister Netanyahu's efforts to mobilize public legitimacy during the 2013-14 US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians; 3) the...
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12 Jun 2014
Explaining Protests in the Gulf Monarchies During the Arab Uprisings
Author: Andreas Kaufmann
Al Nakhlah /
Fletcher School, Tufts University
This paper explores the reasons why the six Gulf monarchies - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain - experienced different degrees of protest during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
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9 Jun 2014
Qatar and the 2022 World Cup: Driving the Engine of Change
Author: James M Dorsey
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary argues that, under pressure in its preparations for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is in the early processes of undertaking socioeconomic, and possibly political, reforms that could spark social change in the country.
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Leading the Counter-Revolution
Author: Guido Steinberg
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This paper discusses Saudi Arabia’s reactions to the recent revolutions in the Middle East, the uprisings' effects on Riyadh's neighbors, and the impact political turmoil might have on the long-term stability of the Persian Gulf.
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The Gulf Goes Global
Author: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
This paper analyzes how Gulf countries are using both their resources and involvement in international institutions to shape the political-economic transitions now underway in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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