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Rentiers and Autocrats, Monarchs and Democrats, State and Society: The Middle East Between Gliablization, Human 'Agency,' and Europe
The key concerns in work on the politics of the Middle East in the past decade have been economic and political liberalization/democratization and security, both domestic and international, along with a continued focus on ...
Saudi-European relations 1902-2001: a pragmatic quest for relative autonomy
Surprisingly little has been written about the century-long relationship between Saudi Arabia and Europe, beyond snapshots of certain periods or certain aspects. Similarly, very few attempts have been made to seek long-term ...
Security and inclusion: regime responses to domestic challenges in the Gulf
(Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies, 2000)
The theme of 'Gulf security' is often addressed from the angle of regional and international threats. It should be clear that the domestic aspect is at least as important, and, indeed, intertwines with the external aspects: ...
Governance, Human Rights, and the Case for Political Adaptation in the Gulf: Issues in the EU-GCC Political Dialogue
(European University Institute, 2001)
The theme of good governance and human rights (GGHR) in the EU-GCC dialogue needs to be addressed in tandem with those of political and security cooperation on the wider Gulf and on the Palestine issue. It also should be ...
Terrorism, Gulf Security Palestine: Key Issues for an EU-GCC Dialogue
(Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, 2002)
This paper deals with security and international affairs as a dialogue subject between the EU and GCC. The EU, and EU governments, cannot escape the need to address security issues and international affairs in their dialogue ...
Analyzing Middle East Foreign Policies, and the Relationship with Europe
In the post-9/11 climate, the role of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) states in Europe’s regional security environment and international politics has become more than ever a focus for attention, but remains ...