The Gulf Monarchies beyond the Arab spring : changes and challenges
Title: The Gulf Monarchies beyond the Arab spring : changes and challenges
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2015
Series/Number: Mediterranean Programme Series; [Middle East Directions (MED)]
The Gulf region has become an increasingly important international actor but many questions about the six monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council remain unanswered. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, different domestic and international dynamics are at play and the changes in the geopolitics of the Middle East have transformed the regional policies of the states of the Gulf countries. In order to explore these complex issues, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute held a conference on ‘The Gulf region: domestic dynamics and global-regional perspectives. Implications for the EU’ (Florence, Italy, 20-21 April 2015). This E-book captures the range and diversity of the vibrant intellectual debate that took place during the conference. Contributors to this volume analyse the changes and challenges affecting the Gulf monarchies: from the sustainability of their economic model to the security threats arising from the crises in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, from demography and immigration policies to the politicization of sectarian identities, from the international opportunities arising from the new role of GCC states to the confrontation with Iran. This volume offers a range of insights into one of the less known partners of the European Union and provides a valuable reference both for academics and policy-makers.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction - Luigi Narbone and Martin Lestra; ---Section 1 :Beyond the Arab Spring. Gulf countries’ domestic and international drivers of change; -- The GCC economic model in an age of austerity, Steffen Hertog, Associate Professor, London School of Economics; -- Immigration vs. Population in the Gulf, Philippe Fargues, Director, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute ; -- Changing Global Dynamics between the Gulf, the US, and Asia: implications for the EU, Abdullah Baabood. Director, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University; ---Section 2 Beyond the Arab Spring. the Gulf countries and the Middle Eastern Geopolitics; -- The Shia-Sunni Divide: When Religion Masks Geo-strategy, Olivier Roy, Chair in Mediterranean Studies, European University Institute; -- Transnational Identities after the Arab Uprisings, Toby Matthiesen, Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of the Middle East, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford; -- The Gulf Monarchies and Iran: Between Confrontation and Geostrategic Realities, Marc Valeri, Director, Centre for Gulf Studies, University of Exeter; -- Articulating the new Gulf countries’ interventionism: what lessons can be drawn from the case of Saudi Arabia and Yemen?, Abubakr Al-Shamahi,Journalist, Al-Araby al-Jadeeda; -- Jihadist Dynamics after the Arab revolts and their impacts on Saudi Arabia, Dominique Thomas, Associate Researcher, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); -- Conclusion. The Gulf Region beyond the Arab Spring. What implications for the EU?, Luigi Narbone. Director of the Mediterranean Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute.
This E-book is the result of a conference on “The Gulf Region, Domestic Dynamics and Global-Regional Perspectives. Implications for the European Union”, hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in spring 2015.
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