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Qatar and the Arab Spring
In recent weeks, the Gulf state of Qatar has emerged as a leading advocate of international intervention on the side of the anti-Gaddafi rebels in Libya. It organised the politically-crucial ArabExpand
The transformation of the Gulf : politics, economics and the global order
Introduction: The Transformation of the Gulf David Held and Kristian Ulrichsen Part 1: The Domestic Context: Changing Dimensions of Political and Social Structures 1. The Difficult Development ofExpand
Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar
The Gulf States in International Political Economy
The Politics of Economic Reform in Arab Gulf States
Rebalancing Regional Security in the Persian Gulf
Bahrain’s Uprising: Regional Dimensions and International Consequences
The uprising in Bahrain that began on 14 February 2011 has been contained but not resolved. While the immediate period of danger to the position of the ruling Al-Khalifa family has passed, positionsExpand
Gulf security: changing internal and external dynamics
The concept of ‘Gulf security’ is evolving in response to new challenges which link internal security to external stability and international events in the region. Food, water and energy security,Expand
Post-rentier Economic Challenges
The rentier states of the Middle East face a combination of political and economic challenges as they seek to reduce their reliance on volatile oil and gas revenues and diversify their economies.Expand