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The Arab Spring and the Saudi-Led Counterrevolution
( Elsevier, 2012)
The author contends that the Arab Spring has provided an opening for the Gulf Cooperation Council as a group and for Saudi Arabia to expand their regional influence and global profile. An already weakened Arab state system, ...
Mediation and Saudi Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabia has positioned itself among the primary mediators in some of the Middle East's most intractable conflicts, having played central mediatory roles in Lebanon, Palestine, and in Arab-Israeli conflict. Compared ...
Norm and Dissidence: Egyptian Shiʿa between Security Approaches and Geopolitical Stakes
(Center for International and Regional Studies, 2019-11)
This paper presents a study of Egyptian Shiʿism by providing historical context as well as a focus on actual or current issues. The study includes a historical overview of local Shiʿism (Fatimid period, late nineteenth ...