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Kuwait’s Position in the Gulf-Lebanon Diplomatic Row

12.6.21

Giorgio Cafiero analyzes the diplomatic row between four Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members and Lebanon and how it represents new challenges and severe complications for Beirut.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Understanding Turkey’s influential role in the Gulf crisis

07.27.17

The resurgence of Turkish influence in the Middle East.

International Relations and Security

Engulfed: Reading the tea leaves on Qatar’s ostracization

06.7.17

Very rich, heavily armed states are engaged in brinkmanship in the world’s most conflict-prone region. This doesn’t end well – for anyone.

International Relations and Security
Qatar website blocked

Out of sight, out of mind? Blocking Doha News in Qatar

01.12.17

For nearly eight years, one of the few sources of meaningful journalism about life inside Qatar – as opposed to the the gas- and oil-rich country’s dealings abroad – has been Doha News. Yet since the close of November, the online site’s articles on cultural, economic, and policy developments have been blocked in the one […]

Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Caution gives way to increasingly assertive policies in Saudi Arabia, but to what end?

11.25.16

Embed from Getty Images This article was originally published in JMEPP’s Spring 2016 print edition. Abstract Since King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud assumed the Saudi Arabian throne on 23 January 2015, there have been clear continuities in both Saudi domestic and foreign policies to maintain regime security and stability for the ruling elite; however, […]

International Relations and Security

Contextualizing the Arab Awakenings: An Exclusive Interview with Srjda Popovic

04.18.14

Srdja Popovic was a founder of the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! that led the successful campaign to unseat Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000. Popovic later served a term as a member of the Serbian National Assembly 2000-2003. In 2003, Popovic and other ex-Otpor! activists started the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and […]

International Relations and Security

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