Author: Hamdullah Baycar

Hamdullah Baycar

Hamdullah Baycar is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the identity politics of the Gulf. His academic interests also include orientalism, colonialism, and post-colonialism.

KSA

How A Football Spat Nearly Derailed Saudi-Turkey Rapprochement

Geopolitics

On December 29, 2023, Turkey’s most storied football teams, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, planned to play...

Iran

The Gulf in BRICS: Reshaping Geopolitical Landscapes

Geopolitics

The nature of the BRICS alliance, and the Gulf states’ interactions with it, has long...

KSA

Saudi-Turkish Normalization: More Complicated than Meets the Eye

Geopolitics

Since the beginning of 2020, the Middle East has experienced a broad detente and a...

UAE

The UAE’s Israel-Iran Balancing Act

Geopolitics

On December 12, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking...

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