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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