Insights

Insights

Insight 224: If They Want the Middle East’s Oil, Asian States May Have to Do Their Share to Protect It

29 Jan 2020

By Christian Le Miere   It is rare that two events in a short period of time will coincide to clearly demonstrate the...

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Insight 223: Jerusalem under the British Mandate: Confessionalisation and Division

28 Jan 2020

The British Mandate of Palestine brought about major political, social and spatial changes in Jerusalem. The municipal council was slowly stripped of its...

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Insights: The Statecraft of Small States

21 Jan 2020

Foreign Policy and Survival Strategies International relations theorists and political scientists have long debated the concept of small states and how best they should...

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Insight 222: Jerusalem: A Many-Bordered City

21 Jan 2020

Jerusalem is unique among the issues underlying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: it is not just a bilateral issue between Palestinians and Israelis; Jerusalem also...

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Insight 221: How Saudi Arabia’s Economic Liberalisation Can Benefit Indonesia

07 Jan 2020

In this paper, the author argues that compared to its investment in China, Saudi Arabia’s investment in Indonesia is small due to the...

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Insight 220: Has Orientalist Middle East Art a Place in the Canon?

11 Dec 2019

By Melissa Gronlund   In a courtyard rimmed by a brightly tiled colonnade, women sit on a dark carpet, surrounded by two male...

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Insight 219: Singapore in the Global Energy Transition

03 Dec 2019

For decades, Singapore has been a premier refinery hub and gatekeeper between Asia and the Middle East, but its position is increasingly threatened...

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Insights: The Vietnam & Arab–Israeli Conflicts

25 Nov 2019

International Legal Migrations, Comparisons & Connections The wars fought in Vietnam and the Middle East in the 1960s and early 1970s were not just...

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Insight 218: Shelter Theory and Iceland: Options for a Small State

18 Nov 2019

In February 2019, the Middle East Institute organised a workshop titled “The Statecraft of Small States: Foreign Policy and Survival Strategies” to examine...

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Insight 217: Creation of National Security in Small States

05 Nov 2019

A Comparative Study of Qatar, the UAE and Singapore Small states have a hard time in the international system because of their lack...

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