PUBLICATIONS
  • Insight 169: The Rule of Law in the Arab Gulf Project: Relevance and Future Issues
    By David Mednicoff CLICK HERE FOR PDF As I write these words, the nations of the Arab Gulf are embroiled in a serious diplomatic squabble that might make us question the significance, or very possibility, of developing a comparative framework for understanding the rule of law in the Arab Gulf...
  • Insight 168: The Socio-Cultural Mediation of the Rule of Law In the Gulf Arab States
    By Gwenn Okruhlik CLICK HERE FOR PDF Both scholars and practitioners argue about the substantive content of the rule of law. The World Justice Project, which brings together both, emphasizes four universal principles: 1) the accountability of all before the law, including government officials; 2) laws that are clear, publicized and applied..
  • Insight 167: The liberation of Mosul and the prospects for Iraqi rebirth
    By Fanar Haddad CLICK HERE FOR PDF Just over three years after stunning the world with their takeover of much of Iraq and their establishment of ‘the Caliphate’, the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been ejected from their de-facto Iraqi capital Mosul. Much to the delight of people..
BLOGS
  • News Roundup: 16th September - 22nd September 2017
      Russia and America Plan Unprecedented Action against ISIS Military leaders from Russia and the US met this week to discuss their efforts against ISIS in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour region, one of the extremist group’s last strongholds in Syria. The Russians warned of retaliation should it come..
  • MEI Kaleidoscope | The Great Mosque of Damascus
      By Charlotte Schriwer 20 September 2017     With a rich historical record spanning more than four millennia, Syria is home to some of the world’s most invaluable and historically significant heritage sites. Six of these are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with an additional 12 currently on the..
  • News Roundup: 9th September - 15th September 2017
        War of Words between Qatar and GCC States  With no détente in sight, the three-month-old Qatar-Gulf crisis erupted into a heated exchange between Qatar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad al-Muraikhi and Saudi envoy to the Arab League Ahmed al-Kattan. Also,..
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