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The Spring of the Caudillos

by Youssef Cherif

The recent uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have been celebrated as an Arab Spring 2.0. It is a nice metaphor, but these events are not exactly that. The closest comparison would be Egypt in 2013, when the army establishment exploited a popular uprising to consolidate its power and confiscate politics. The Arab world has entered a new era […]

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    Migration Dynamics: The Flow of People and Idea into the Gulf

Migration Dynamics: The Flow of People and Idea into the Gulf

On 12 January 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre and the UAE National Defense College co-hosted a workshop led by Dr Karen Young and Dr Robert Stewart-Ingersoll. The workshop examined labour dynamics in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The event took place under the Chatham House Rule and hosted nine speakers who analysed economic migration along with its […]

Changemakers at the 2016 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Film is a medium to normalise our varying perceptions of the world as well as to expose audiences to the events around us. A young Afghan girl defies the expectations of her family and expresses her frustration through rap in Sonita. A group of Syrian refugees chronicle their own journey traversing land and sea to find safety and freedom […]

March 11th, 2016|News & Events|1 Comment|

Performance Art and Public Space: From Consensus to Dissent

by Aliya Say 

The Nour Festival of Arts has grown rapidly in the past six years, since its first inception by museum curators and public institutions in London’s Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in 2010. Bringing to light the rich array of artistic and cultural production coming out of the Middle East and North Africa today, the festival spans across […]

November 11th, 2015|News & Events|0 Comments|
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    New online portal on Gulf History involving LSE alumnus Francis Owtram

New online portal on Gulf History involving LSE alumnus Francis Owtram

This article originally appeared on the LSE Department of International Relations blog.

IR Department PhD alumnus, Francis Owtram, is currently assisting with the development of an online portal of archival material which will be of key interest to students of the history and international relations of the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The Qatar Digital Library was launched in October 2014 and is […]

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