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Iran’s Threat to Block Hormuz: A Game Theory Analysis

by Omar Al-Ubaydli
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Game theory was developed in the wake of World War 2 to assist policymakers in analysing interdependent decision-making, which arises when what you want to do depends upon what others want to do, most notably in situations relating to conflict over resources – the alternative is decision theory, where your decision is independent of others’ […]

May 16th, 2016|Analysis, GCC, Iran|0 Comments|

Did Turkey’s parties care about the Gezi Protests?

by Jonas Bergan Draege
The 2013 Gezi Protests were by far the biggest wave of demonstrations in Turkey’s modern history. In this post I assess the extent and ways in which the country’s political parties responded to the protests. The analysis indicates that the three opposition parties all gave quite a lot of attention to the movement, and even supported […]

December 18th, 2015|Analysis, Turkey|2 Comments|
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    The Perils and Parachutes of Political Science Research Funding in the MENA Region

The Perils and Parachutes of Political Science Research Funding in the MENA Region

by Karen E. Young

This memo was presented at a workshop in Rabat on ‘The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA’, organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and King Mohammed V University in Rabat on 9-11 June 2015.

Parts of the MENA region are experiencing what many countries in Eastern Europe faced after 1990—a surge in research interest, some […]

What Holds Next? The Politics of Disappointment

by Nermin Allam

This memo was presented at a workshop in Rabat on ‘The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA’, organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and King Mohammed V University in Rabat on 9-11 June 2015.

For many observers, the return of authoritarian confidence, the changing zeitgeist among activists and the mixed gender outcomes following the Egyptian uprising are […]

Facing the Expected Deficit – Kuwait

by Dr Hessah Al-Ojayan 

On 27 January 2015, The Kuwaiti Finance Minister, Anas Al-Saleh, released to the press the official annual budget of the state of Kuwait for the year 2015/2016. Numbers indicate an expected deficit of KD 8.2 billion (US$27.5 billion). The Minister stated that the deficit is planned to be funded through either borrowing from the General Reserve […]

February 12th, 2015|Analysis|0 Comments|

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