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    Book Review – ‘AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain’ by David Wearing

Book Review – ‘AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain’ by David Wearing

by Courtney Freer
The UK’s close relationship with the Gulf, and particularly the monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council, stems from both a long history of engagement and Britain’s enduring need to project power on the global stage even as its military and economic clout wanes. David Wearing has traced this relationship in a new book, which, though thin on […]

November 20th, 2018|Book Reviews, GCC, Saudi, Yemen|0 Comments|
  • Permalink The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The ADIA is the second-largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the world. Source: AJB CxGallery

    Silent Capital: The Potential Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Middle East

Silent Capital: The Potential Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Middle East

by Sulaiman T. Al-Abduljader

The seemingly paradoxical impact of discretion in Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have long propelled academics and researchers towards creative means of gathering information about holdings, acquisitions and ownership characteristics. Yet, many transactions have appeared in the headlines or some form of mandatory disclosure which often surface due to the sheer size of the transactions in question. SWFs […]

November 19th, 2018|Analysis & Opinion, GCC|1 Comment|
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    Book Review – ‘Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention’

Book Review – ‘Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings: Governance, Pluralisation and Contention’

by Abdullah Al-Arian
Long suppressed by Arab regimes and kept on the margins of their societies, Islamist groups stood to benefit the most from the uprisings that have since been labelled the ‘Arab Spring’. Hendrik Kraetzchmar and Paola Rivetti’s new edited collection sketches the heterodox nature of these groups – complex actors inspired by as many intellectual, moral, cultural, political and socioeconomic commitments as any other […]

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    Netanyahu’s Oman Talks Shed New Light on Israel’s Ties with the Gulf

Netanyahu’s Oman Talks Shed New Light on Israel’s Ties with the Gulf

by Ian Black

Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Oman for talks with Sultan Qaboos has shed new light on Israel’s largely clandestine links with Arab states, especially in the Gulf. The most striking thing about the trip is that it was the first by an Israeli prime minister to any Arab state (other than Jordan or Egypt, with which Israel has long […]

  • Permalink Saudi medicine students wearing special 3D glasses listen to Egyptian Doctor Fawzy Deghedy as he explains his new cyber anatomy technique, which employs a virtual 3D anatomy machine, at the Saudi German hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah 19 October 2005. Source: Getty EditorialGallery

    Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

by Dari Alhuwail

Globally, the toll of diseases has become virtually unbearable and their proliferation among growing populations threatens the economies of many countries. Therefore, several healthcare systems are launching various initiatives for healthcare reform. In the State of Kuwait, the demand for healthcare services has been on the rise as the population continues to grow older and live longer. Additionally, […]

September 21st, 2018|GCC, Research|0 Comments|

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