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[In early March 2010, Baroness Shriti Vadera, a former Minister of International Development under the British government led by Gordon Brown, boarded a plane to Dubai on a hastily-arranged and high-profile consulting project to advise the government of Dubai (in particular, the ruler, His...
[On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz was shot in Cairo at the Rabaa Al Adawiya Square while protesting against the military ouster of President Morsi.1 Habiba was one of many young people caught in the violence of a generation. The Arab uprisings beginning in 2011 have...
[The growth of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a state, and the expansion of its finance sector, in its offering of financial intermediaries, products and expertise, have not necessarily been in coordination. In fact, the notion of economic statecraft is relatively unchartered in the UAE....
[There is a major reconfiguration of state–society relations happening in the Arab Gulf states, and it is not the result of a protest movement for democratic reform. The larger process at work has been progressing since the 1970s, when Gulf states declared their independence from the trucial...
[Rather than an engine of growth, or a force for political stability, the security sector in the UAE is a stage for domestic insecurities and a foreign policy that is tentative and reactionary in nature. This chapter addresses how the UAE military has developed along with the larger project of...
[This book set out to provide a framework for analyzing the political economy of a developing state with a small population relative to a large expatriate workforce, governed by a federation of tribal, hereditary rulers in a region rife with sectarian and resource-based conflict. It offers an...
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