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    • Conservation in Qatar: Impacts of Increasing Industrialization 

      Richer, Renee (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2009)
      Industrial development in the State of Qatar is taking place at an unprecedented rate. Such development is putting the environment at the risk, threatening ecosystem services and biological diversity. While Qatar is currently ...
    • Britain and the Gulf Shaikhdoms, 1820-1971: The Politics of Protection 

      Onley, James (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2009)
      This article examines Britain’s protection of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Trucial States (United Arab Emirates), and Oman during the era of British hegemony in the region: 1820–1971. It argues that Britain’s role as guardian ...
    • Iraqi Refugees: Seeking Stability in Syria and Jordan 

      Fagen, Patricia Weiss, 1940- (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2009)
      Over two million Iraqis are refugees in the Middle East, living in difficult conditions, primarily in Jordan and Syria. Their unresolved plight and their still largely unmet needs constitute a humanitarian crisis. Their ...
    • The GCC States and the Shifting Balance of Global Power 

      Ulrichsen, Kristian (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2010)
      This paper maps the changing engagement strategies of the six member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the global order. It examines how and why the Gulf states have emerged as visible and powerful global actors ...
    • Fixing the Kingdom: Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrain 

      Wright, Steven (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2010)
      Bahrain has entered into a more ‘progressive’ phase of its history under King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Various parliamentary and legislative restructuring, in addition to discernable changes within civil society, have ...
    • Web-Based Learning in Qatar and the GCC States 

      Weber, Alan S. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2010)
      This contribution surveys the historical development and current state of e-learning in Qatar and the GCC states, including the educational, political, social, and financial factors that led to the adoption and development ...
    • Free Mobility within the Gulf Cooperation Council 

      Babar, Zahra (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2011)
      Stipulations within the formal protocols of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) established free movement of nationals as an essential component of the region’s movement towards full economic integration. This paper analyzes ...
    • A Theory of "Late Rentierism" in the Arab States of the Gulf 

      Gray, Matthew (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2011)
      Rentier state theory (RST), which seeks to explain the impacts of external payments - or rents - on state-society relations and governance, has been in wide usage for over two decades, and is still routinely cited by ...
    • Qatar’s Natural Sustainability: Plans, Perceptions, and Pitfalls 

      Luomi, Mari (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012)
      This paper analyzes Qatar’s present and future challenges relating to natural resources and environmental sustainability through the concept of “natural sustainability,” which is defined as the use of natural resources in ...
    • Workforce Nationalization in the Gulf Cooperation Council States 

      Randeree, Kasim (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012)
      In recent decades, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have become reliant on migrant workers to the extent that foreign inhabitants constitute nearly one-third of the total GCC population. Qatar and the UAE are at ...
    • Transformations of Regional Economic Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council 

      Lawson, Fred (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012)
      Most studies of regionalism in the Middle East fail to distinguish among divergent types of regional formations, and make little effort to chart the developmental trajectory that regionalist projects display over time. ...
    • Iran’s Northern Exposure: Foreign Policy Challenges in Eurasia 

      Dorraj, Manochehr; Entessar, Nader (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
      This paper analyzes Iran’s evolving interest and geopolitical challenges to its foreign policy in Central Eurasia. Historically, Iran, Turkey,and Russia have wielded the greatest influence in Central Asia and the Caucasus ...
    • Religious Democracy and Civilizational Politics: Comparing Political Islam and Political Catholicism 

      Driessen, Michael (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
      Much of the recent literature on the evolution of political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa has debated the extent to which Islamist political parties have become “secularized” in their political goals and rhetoric. ...
    • Water, State Power, and Tribal Politics in the GCC: The Case of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi 

      Lambert, Laurent A. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014)
      This paper shows that the GCC cities’ remarkable capacity to provide water to all their inhabitants despite the regional aridity should not be explained solely by apolitical factors such as the availability of desalination ...
    • Implications of the 2011-13 Syrian Uprising for the Middle Eastern Regional Security Complex 

      Lawson, Fred (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014-03-17)
      By the autumn of 2013, the Middle Eastern regional security complex(RSC) had taken on a new configuration, which was substantially different from - and much more explosive than - the one that existed prior to the large-scale ...
    • Studying Disadvantaged Youths in the Middle East: A Theoretical Framework 

      Hashemi, Manata (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2015-10-28)
      Disproportionate levels of youth unemployment and economic marginalization in the Middle East have prompted many regional observers to conclude that socioeconomically disadvantaged Middle Eastern youth are more prone to ...
    • Water Management in the Nile Basin: A Fragmented but Effective Cooperative Regime 

      Hilhorst, Bart (The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), 2016)
      Ongoing expansions of hydro-infrastructure in the Nile basin, combined with infrastructure completed in the past decade, are increasing the capacity to regulate the Nile as well as the benefits accrued to the Nile waters. ...
    • Society in the Persian Gulf: Before and After Oil 

      Potter, Lawrence G. (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2017-11-01)
      This essay takes as its focus society in the Persian Gulf over the long term, both before and after oil. In order to understand the transitions society has gone through, it is necessary to review the region’s historical ...