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Three Keys to Understanding the Yemeni War   
Posted on 23 November 2017

A Note from the Editorial Team

We conclude our Insights series on Developments in the Middle East with Susanne Dahlgren's perspective on Yemen. In our next Insights series, we look more closely at Qatar’s society and economy.

 

 

By Susanne Dahlgren

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Images of children’s bodies dug up from the rubble after the latest Saudi bomb [--]

“The Man on Horseback”:  The Role of the Military in the Arab Revolutions and in their Aftermaths, 2   
Posted on 20 October 2015

By Ahmed S. Hashim

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  INTRODUCTION: ARAB MILITARIES AND THEORIES OF CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS

The uprisings that took place in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria in 2011 highlight the critical role of the ‘man on horseback’ – the military establishment – in situations of political transition such as authoritarian breakdowns and revolutionary ruptures.[1] Not surprisingly, this revived interest in the study of the armed forces [--]

The Gulf: Not All That’s Gold Glitters   
Posted on 22 September 2015

The Gulf: Not All That’s Gold Glitters

By James M. Dorsey

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Gleaming glass skyscrapers, state-of-the-art technology, and wealthy merchant families have replaced the Gulf’s muddy towns and villages populated by traders and pearl fishers that once lacked electricity, running water or modern communications. The region’s modern day projection of a visionary cutting-edge, 21st century urban environment masks however the fact [--]

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