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Political Islam in the Gulf Region

The Gulf states have interacted differently with political Islam, depending on their domestic needs, geopolitical circumstances, and foreign policies within the broader Middle East. Throughout the recent history of the region, Islamists and Gulf governments have had a wide range of interactions; sometimes they have clashed, while at other times their agendas have coincided. Broadly speaking, however, the relationship between the Gulf states and Islamist movements has been one of tension and animosity.


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