Author: Dr. Diana Galeeva

Dr. Diana Galeeva

Dr. Diana Galeeva is a 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).

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...

KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Mediation in the Ukraine War

Politics & Governance

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, much attention has been paid to how the...

Qatar

Is the World Cup Actually Helping Qatar Project Soft Power?

Geopolitics

Qatar will host the 22nd edition of the World Cup between November 20 and December...

Bahrain

Why the Qatar-Bahrain Rift Long Predates the 2017 Gulf Crisis

Geopolitics

On the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, the Qatari Amir Shaykh Tamim...

Iran

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Geopolitics

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

Qatar

What “Realism” Often Misses: A Study of Iran and Qatar

Defense & Security

The Ukraine conflict, which entered its hundredth day last week, has major implications for all...

GCC

Islamic Finance and Banking as a Response to Western Sanctions: Muslim Russ...

Economy & Innovation

From the 19th to the 21st of May, Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan held the 13th...

Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Careful Energy Diplomacy Informs its Stance on the Conf...

Energy Policy

During his recent official visit to the UK, Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with...

Qatar

The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Forked Path of Qatar-Russia Relations

Defense & Security

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have found...

GCC

Gulf States’ Perspectives on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict

U.S. – Gulf Policy

On February 24, Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by land, air, and...

GCC

How Does the Ukraine Crisis Affect the Gulf?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, and the U.S. and NATO have...

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