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Bringing you a step closer to the various facets of the region

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar …

30 Apr 2018

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to bring to light serious issues in the Middle East.

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Straits Times Opinion: What 1948 meant for Palestinians

30 Apr 2018

Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan writes for the Straits Times, detailing the significance of ‘Nakba’ and the challenges facing the Israel-Palestinian conflict. 

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The Emir’s Gift: Given a Greater Role, Kuwait’s Salafis Face the Costs

27 Apr 2018

Research Fellow Zoltan Pall published a piece in the Carnegie Middle East Center. He analysed how the Salafi Community established a strong presence in state institutions while expanding its transnational linkages.

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Iraq Today vs Iraq 15 Years Ago: An Obsessive Need to Compare

16 Apr 2018

The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a pivotal moment in modern world history. It was, at the time, a hugely divisive issue with some of the largest demonstrations in human history being witnessed on the streets of London,...

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The Triumvirate and the Prince Charming

13 Apr 2018

Last week, Erdoğan hosted Putin and Rouhani in the Turkish capital, where the three leaders discussed Syria’s future. Their meeting, coming only four months after their first rendezvous in Sochi, signals their commitment to the Astana process for Syrian...

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Fiscal reforms in the GCC: Saudi Arabia and UAE introduce 5% VAT in early 2018

13 Apr 2018

Given the recent decrease in oil prices, both Saudi Arabia and the UAE have introduced value-added tax (VAT) measures in a bid to increase non-oil revenues. Senior Research Fellow Linda Matar comments on how the GCC states should not only...

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The Dos and Dont’s of Business

12 Apr 2018

Senior Research Fellow Mattia Tomba gives us a succinct summary of the differences in the way business communities in the West and the Arab world conduct their day-to-day affairs.

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Venturing into the UAE: Modi’s Hindu Temple Project

11 Apr 2018

Research Fellow Nisha Mathew comments on how Modi’s proposed Hindu temple project will help the UAE serve as a model for an Islam that accommodates all faiths.

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