Recent Submissions

  • Contemporary Qatar : Examining State and Society 

    Zweiri, Mahjoob; Al Qawasmi, Farah; Abushouk, Ahmed Ibrahim; Al-Jaber, Khalid; Zaccara, Luciano; ... more authors ( Springer , 2021 , Book)
    This book addresses critical topics and unanswered questions on the contemporary state of Qatar. Drawing together a unique combination of authors that have researched the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in general, and the ...
  • Culture, social contestation and Turkey's failed coup: The rivalry of social imaginaries 

    Chak, Farhan Mujahid ( SETA , 2016 , Article)
    This article explores the processes involved in the emergence of rival social imaginaries, as they develop in a cultural ecosystem, relating it to Turkey’s failed coup. To accomplish that, it unravels how people construct ...
  • Iran and political dynamism in the arab world: The case of Yemen 

    Mahjoob, Zweiri ( Wiley-Blackwell , 2016 , Article)
    This article examines the role of Iran in Yemen within the context of Arab-Iranian relations. It also examines the debate on the involvement of Iran in the ongoing political developments in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. The ...
  • Economic Drivers of the GCC Investments in the Horn of Africa Region 

    Miniaoui, Héla ( Gulf Studies Center , 2019 , Other)
    This paper discusses the economic drivers of the GCC investments in the Horn of Africa region.
  • Funding liquidity risk and banks' risk-taking: Evidence from Islamic and conventional banks 

    Smaoui, Houcem; Mimouni, Karim; Miniaoui, Héla; Temimi, Akram ( Elsevier , 2020 , Article)
    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of funding liquidity risk on the risk-taking behaviour of Islamic and conventional banks. Using bank-level and country-level data from 18 countries over the period ...
  • Food Security in the GCC Countries: Towards a More Diversified and Sustainable Economic Development 

    Al-Handhali, Khalil; Miniaoui, Héla ( Springer Nature , 2020 , Book chapter)
    This chapter examines the challenges and opportunities for food security in GCC countries and shed lights on the strategies undertaken by these countries to enhance their domestic food security. These include the measures ...
  • Economic Development in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: From Rentier States to Diversified Economies 

    Miniaoui, Héla ( Springer Nature , 2020 , Book)
    This book delves into the economic development of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Since the 1960s, the GCC states have harnessed their potential to exploit the wealth accrued from the oil boom to build ...
  • Kuwait Islamists: From Institutionalized to Informal Opposition 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( ministry of research, science and technology , 2019 , Article)
    This article analyses the evolution of the Islamist political associations and groups, both Shiites and Sunnis since the independence of Kuwait in 1962 to the last legislative elections which was held in 2016. It tries to ...
  • Iran and the Intra-GCC Crisis: Risks and Opportunities 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( foundation for european progressive studies , 2019 , Article)
    The intra-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis started in late May 2017 with the blockade implemented by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar, due to its alleged support for terrorist ...
  • La República Islámica de Irán en perspectiva 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( Fundación Dialnet , 2019 , Article)
    En febrero de 2019 la República Islámica de Irán acaba de cumplir cuarenta años de edad. Lejos queda la imagen del ayatollah Ruhollah Jomeiní regresando a Teherán desde su exilio en Neauphle le Châteaux, recibido en clamor ...
  • Cambio y estabilidad política en las monarquías del Golfo tras la Primavera Árabe 

    Zaccara, Luciano; Saldana, Marta ( CIDOB BARCELONA CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS , 2015 , Article)
    The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), aided by their rentier nature, have survived as authoritarian regimes until now. Nevertheless, the desire of significant sectors of society for political liberalisation was ...
  • QUANTO SCOTTANO LE PERIFERIE 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( LIMESONLINE , 2018 , Article)
    La grande diversità geografica, etnica e linguistica costringe l’Iran a mantenere accentrato il potere politico ed economico lungo l’asse Teheran-Qom-Mashhad. A farne le spese, le province al confine con Iraq e Pakistan. ...
  • Las políticas de ciudadanía en los estados del Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo 

    Zaccara, Luciano; Saldana, Marta ( Grupo de Estudios de Relaciones Internacionales (GERI) , 2017 , Article)
    This article explores the legal frameworks of citizenship and naturalization of the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and analyzes how they have been used since the creation of modern states to the present, with ...
  • LOS PAÍSES DEL CONSEJO DE COOPERACIÓN DEL GOLFO E IRAQ 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( AWRAQ Estudios sobre el mundo árabe e islámico contemporáneo , 2016 , Article)
    Relations between Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (gcc) countries and Iraq have been determined by the role that Iraq has played, both during the era of Saddam Hussein and after his fall. Having ...
  • The challenges of Rohani’s second term 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( TEPSA - Trans European Policy Studies Association , 2017 , Report)
    The renewed mandate of Hassan Rohani, begun on 3 August, represents continuity on the road to moderation both at home and abroad. However, despite a more reformist government than the last, no significant change is expected ...
  • Iran’s Permanent Quest for Regional Power Status 

    Zaccara, Luciano ( Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 , Book chapter)
    Iran has been searching for regional power status in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, independent of regime type, since the 1970s. During the era of the last Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the first decade of the ...
  • Kuwait’s Islamist Proto-parties and the Arab Uprisings: Between Opposition, Pragmatism and the Pursuit of Cross-Ideological Cooperation 

    Zaccara, Luciano; Freer, Courtney; Kraetzschmar, Hendrik ( edinburgh university press , 2018 , Book chapter)
    Exploring the evolution of Islamist proto-parties in Kuwait, this chapter revealed that in the aft ermath of the Arab uprisings their behaviour was guided mostly by pragmatism, albeit with diff erent outcomes. As we have ...
  • The Role of the GCC Countries in Ending Piracy in the Horn of Africa 

    Elmi, Afyare; Mohammed, Said ( Center for Research and Policy Studies , 2016 , Article)
    Piracy in the Horn of Africa has had a far-reaching security and economic impact both globally and regionally. The World Bank estimated that between 2008 and 2012, the global economy lost $18 billion annually due to Somali ...
  • Developing an Inclusive Citizenship in Somalia: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Elmi, Afyare A. (2017 , Article)
    In today’s world, citizenship is linked to the modern nation-state system. Although there is a rich literature on the concept of citizenship, in Somalia, it is a new idea that is contested and poorly understood by the ...
  • Decentralized Unitary System: A Possible Middle Ground for Somalia 

    Elmi, Afyare ( Center for Research and Policy Studies , 2015 , Article)
    The debate over a suitable governance model for Somalia is re-examined using material gleaned from interviews, focus-groups, document analyses and literature. Analysis first identifies four domestic grievances – trust-deficit, ...

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