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    Stereotyping in the Gulf: Comedy and Non-Resident Indian Life in the Emirates

Stereotyping in the Gulf: Comedy and Non-Resident Indian Life in the Emirates

by Nele Lenze

As part of the cultural production of the Indian diaspora in the Gulf, first- and second-generation migrants from Kerala have taken to publishing comedy videos on social media. This young generation create comedic memes and videos on the internet to present a unique perspective on their lives in the Gulf. The videos and memes are as diverse […]

September 9th, 2019|GCC, UAE|0 Comments|
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    Chinese Muslims in Dubai and the ‘Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation’

Chinese Muslims in Dubai and the ‘Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation’

by Yuting Wang

Earlier this month, Yuting Wang came to LSE to present her research on Chinese Muslims in Dubai. In a time of rising Chinese influence in the Gulf, and mass persecution of Muslims in China, this community is simultaneously precarious and of huge strategic importance to Beijing. This piece was originally published on the LSE Religion and Global Society blog.

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August 2nd, 2019|Featured, GCC, UAE|0 Comments|

Chinese Muslims in the Era of Belt and Road

by Yuting Wang

It is estimated that there are twenty million Muslims living within the borders of the People’s Republic of China. The two largest subgroups are the Chinese-speaking Muslims, known as the Hui people, and the Turkic-speaking Muslims, or the Uyghurs. In the post 9/11 era, widespread Islamophobia and China’s growing economic influence in Muslim-majority regions have drawn both […]

April 3rd, 2019|Featured, GCC, UAE|0 Comments|
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    Nordic Cooperation: A Model for a Reformed Gulf Cooperation Council?

Nordic Cooperation: A Model for a Reformed Gulf Cooperation Council?

by Nima Khorrami

As the Saudi-led blockade of Doha continues to define political life within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), it is safe to assume that there will not be business-as-usual once the two sides resume their relations. Given the increasing mistrust between the member states as well as the leadership transitions in Kuwait and Oman, both of which have […]

March 28th, 2019|GCC|0 Comments|
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    Saudi Women: Legal Strictures Justified Under the Guise of ‘Family Values’

Saudi Women: Legal Strictures Justified Under the Guise of ‘Family Values’

by Eman Alhussein and Sara Almohamadi

In most societies, the boundary that separates the public from the private sphere is not fixed, but in the Saudi context, the line is even more permeable. Women’s legal standing in Saudi Arabia is the most obvious example of the state’s deep interference in the private sphere. Despite its attempt to dial down on moral policing, […]

March 1st, 2019|GCC|0 Comments|

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