21 Jan, 2022

The Dangers and Implications of a Probable Full US Withdrawal from Iraq

Zubir R Ahmed Nawzad Abdullah | 21 January 2022

Strategic dialogue between Iraq and the US (United States) came to the conclusion that coalition troops should be withdrawn on 31 December 2021, with the coalition’s mission becoming a purely advisory role
The Dangers and Implications of a Probable Full US Withdrawal from Iraq2022-01-25T16:33:12+03:00
14 Jan, 2022

Turkey’s Military Presence in Qatar and Kuwait: A Security Umbrella for Gulf’s Stability?

Hazal Muslu El-Berni Betul Dogan Akkas | 14 January 2022

With the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2008, Turkey became the first non-Gulf country to engage with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) through a strategic dialogue mechanism
Turkey’s Military Presence in Qatar and Kuwait: A Security Umbrella for Gulf’s Stability?2022-01-18T14:07:20+03:00
30 Dec, 2021

Another approach to Turkey-Gulf reconciliation: Ankara’s ties with Kuwait and Oman

Sinem Cengiz | 30 December 2021

The recent regional climate of reconciliation in the region will bring benefits not only to the states that were directly involved in the intra-Gulf crisis, but also those that were stuck on the sidelines. [...]

Another approach to Turkey-Gulf reconciliation: Ankara’s ties with Kuwait and Oman2021-12-30T13:38:38+03:00
27 Dec, 2021

Intra-PUK rivalry and its Implications for the Iraqi Kurdish Political Landscape

Kamaran M. Palani Khogir W. Mohammed | 27 December 2021 | TR

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a major centre of power in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has witnessed a significant confrontation between its co-presidents since July 2021, further dispersing power and widening the leadership vacuum in the region
Intra-PUK rivalry and its Implications for the Iraqi Kurdish Political Landscape2022-01-14T17:06:54+03:00
23 Dec, 2021

Hedges, Matthew. 2021. Reinventing the Sheikhdom:
Clan, Power and Patronage in Mohammed bin Zayed’s UAE. Hurst & Company, 324pp. ISBN: 9781787385467280; Hardcover £25

Betul Dogan Akkas | 23 December 2021

In 2018, students and scholars of Gulf Studies were shocked by news stories reporting that a PhD student from Durham University was charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to evidence [...]

Hedges, Matthew. 2021. Reinventing the Sheikhdom:
Clan, Power and Patronage in Mohammed bin Zayed’s UAE. Hurst & Company, 324pp. ISBN: 9781787385467280; Hardcover £25
2021-12-23T13:20:29+03:00
22 Dec, 2021

The voter intention-behaviour gap, public perception and the consequences for Libya’s election

Miriam Tresh | 22 December 2021

Following the UN-mediated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Libya’s first national elections since 2014 were announced. In advocating for early elections as a post-conflict solution to instability, policymakers have failed to consider the reality of electoral participation for citizens. In actuality, voting is a high-cost low-benefit
The voter intention-behaviour gap, public perception and the consequences for Libya’s election2021-12-27T16:46:56+03:00
14 Dec, 2021

‘Quietist’ Salafism in North Africa: Outlining Moroccan and Libyan Developments

Guy Robert Eyre Inga Kristina Trauthig | 14 December 2021

‘Quietist’ Salafis, considered typically to reject politics, political activism, and violence, and instead focus on religious education and learning, are in many ways the ‘heart’ of global Salafism. They also have deep roots and a significant following in North Africa, including in Morocco and Libya
‘Quietist’ Salafism in North Africa: Outlining Moroccan and Libyan Developments2021-12-20T13:10:41+03:00
1 Dec, 2021

The Ruling Alliance between Hezbollah and Free Patriotic Movement Under Scrutiny

Selman Buyukkara | 01 December 2021 | TR

Fifteen years have passed since Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), which both occupy a central place in Lebanon’s sectarian political system, signed a Memorandum of Understanding and formed the political alliance currently governing Lebanon. These two parties, which were ideologically and politically opposed
The Ruling Alliance between Hezbollah and Free Patriotic Movement Under Scrutiny2021-12-14T12:50:46+03:00
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