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Insight 169: The Rule of Law in the Arab Gulf Project: Relevance and Future Issues   
Posted on 25 July 2017

By David Mednicoff

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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. Qatar, whose major scientific research foundation funded the work that produced the two sets of Insights in these volumes, finds itself cut off diplomatically from neighboring [--]

Insight 168: The Socio-Cultural Mediation of the Rule of Law In the Gulf Arab States   
Posted on 14 July 2017

By Gwenn Okruhlik

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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 evenly; 3) a process of enforcement that is fair, efficient and accessible, and 4) justice delivered in a timely, ethical and fair way.[1]These are lofty goals. Analysts [--]

Insight 167: The liberation of Mosul and the prospects for Iraqi rebirth   
Posted on 11 July 2017

By Fanar Haddad

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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 across Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the long awaited liberation of Iraq’s second largest city on Sunday. The liberation of Mosul this week [--]

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