Tag Archives: UAE

Gulf Crisis: Is Qatar Really the “Region’s Israel?”

Unlike Qatar, Israel is not really in the business of fostering opposition or regime change in the region. Israel largely feels that autocratic rulers are more reliable partners.

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Gulf Crisis: Advantage Qatar

How the Gulf crisis and global pressure related to the 2022 World Cup may have induced Qatar’s leaders to launch important reform to advance social change.

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Battling for Independence: Small States Stake Their Claim

Beyond the present efforts in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan: How do the strategies of existing small states Singapore, the UAE and Qatar compare?

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Inching Toward Social Change

The two-month old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword.

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Gulf Media Wars: No Winners, Only Losers

Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.

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Saudi Arabia Vs. the World

Calls for Qatar boycott fuel fears in Muslim Asia.

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Saudi’s Crown Prince: A Youthful Gambler

Crisis puts future of Saudi reforms and GCC in doubt.

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Qatar: Did they Back The “Wrong” Insurgents?

Saudi Arabia and Qatar both support insurgencies, but the Saudis want to enforce a regional order they direct.

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The World’s Biggest Arms Importer

Which country imported the most arms in recent years — Saudi Arabia, China, UAE or India?

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Lessons for Libya from 1911

What is the key to the success of democracy in 21st century Libya?

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