Author: Dr. Diana Galeeva

Dr. Diana Galeeva

Dr. Diana Galeeva is a former Non-Resident Fellow with Gulf International Forum. She previously was an Academic Visitor to St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2019-2022). Dr. Galeeva is the author of two books “Qatar: The Practice of Rented Power” (Routledge, 2022) and “Russia and the GCC: The Case of Tatarstan’s Paradiplomacy” (I.B. Tauris/ Bloomsbury, 2022). She is also a co-editor of the collection “Post-Brexit Europe and UK: Policy Challenges Towards Iran and the GCC States” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Dr. Galeeva completed her bachelor at Kazan Federal University (Russia), she holds MA from Exeter University (UK) and Ph.D. from Durham University (UK). Beyond academia, she was an intern at the President of Tatarstan’s Office for the Department of Integration with Religious Associations (2012) and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan (2011) (Russia).

GCC

Gulf States’ Interests in Mediating Ukraine Peace Initiatives

Politics & Governance

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GCC

Russia’s Balancing Act Across the Gulf

Geopolitics

The dispute between Iran and the United Arab Emirates over the Greater and Lesser Tunbs,...

GCC

GCC-Central Asia Summit: An Opportunity for the Two Regions

Economy & Innovation

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UAE

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Geopolitics

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Iran

The Escalating Iran-Azerbaijan Tension: Impact the South Caucasus and Beyon...

Defense & Security

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Bahrain

Qatar-Bahrain Relations: Prioritizing Progress Despite Complicated History

Geopolitics

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Qatar

Winning Hearts and Minds: Qatar’s Ambitious Sports Investments

Politics & Governance

In the months since Qatar’s largely successful hosting of the 2022 World Cup, the small...

GCC

At the Crossroads of Asia, Uzbekistan Reaches Out to the Gulf

Economy & Innovation

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UAE

Inside Belarus’ Growing Partnership with the UAE

Geopolitics

The Russia-Ukraine war, which will enter its second year on February 24, has transformed alliance...

Oman

The Advantages of Oman’s “Ideology of Politeness” in the Ukraine War

Geopolitics

On February 24, 2023, the war in Ukraine will reach its first anniversary. The war...

UAE

Economic Statecraft and its Role in Russia-UAE Relations

Economy & Innovation

“Economic statecraft” is usually described as a state’s use of economic tools to further its...

Qatar

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar: Politics On Display On and Off the Field

Geopolitics

Over the past three weeks, the world has enjoyed watching the FIFA World Cup, the...

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