Dr. @rumaihi42: “Resorting to identity politics has made many #Kuwaitis react negatively to decisions by the government that would promote the interests of the country – most recently the backlash against allowing women to enlist in the military.” https://gulfif.org/finding-a-sense-of-direction-in-kuwait/
Listen to book talk event "Political Islam in the #Gulf Region" on our #podcast "Gulf International Forum's Majlis" Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podcast App, & iTunes. Featuring: @abaabood, @Dr_Ulrichsen, @courtneyfreer, @Aljaberzoon & @Azodiac83 https://gulfif.org/book-talk-political-islam-in-the-gulf-region/
New Dr. @malaloosy: "Although generally believed to be safeguarding #Iraq, al-Sistani's role in some of the country’s key political developments has clearly been exaggerated, and his advocacy has sometimes failed to yield intended results." https://gulfif.org/rethinking-ayatollah-al-sistanis-power-in-iraq/
New Dr. @rumaihi42: “In the perceptions of many, #Kuwait’s political situation has grown more complicated and no longer serves the country’s interests as a whole.” https://gulfif.org/finding-a-sense-of-direction-in-kuwait/
Dr. @AliBakeer: "De-escalation allows #Turkey to balance its hard power & shift to economic oriented agenda amid depreciation of Turkish lira, & also to reach out to regional players interested in de-escalation like Egypt, #UAE & #SaudiArabia"
Full panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpxgMiD8Mw&t=28s
#ICYMI @HamdullahBaycar: “Because #Emiratis have now had the opportunity to meet most of the regional powers in recent months, they are also aware of their individual red lines and expectations regarding #Iran.” https://gulfif.org/the-uaes-israel-iran-balancing-act/
Dr. @LinaKhatibUK: "What we see now is more a case of pragmatic behavior amongst various states, especially in the #Gulf because they're seeking self-preservation, stability for themselves, & to consolidate their roles as regional leaders" Full panel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpxgMiD8Mw