Society
Oman's Protesters Seek Jobs and Reform
Rafiah Al Talei
Jun 11, 2021
ECONOMY
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SOCIETY
Blog Post
Kuwait’s Ongoing Struggle Against Gender Violence
Nour al-Mukhled Jun 8, 2021
Grassroots activism demanding an end to gender-based violence in Kuwait has gained national traction and is encouraging more legislative action.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Blog Post
Kadhimi Triumphs Over the Militias, At Least for Now
Geneive Abdo Jun 1, 2021
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s arrest and detention of a powerful militia commander signals significant changes in Iraq as the country prepares for parliamentary elections.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Blog Post
Abraham Accords Face Early Test
Kristin Smith Diwan May 24, 2021
Israeli expansionism in East Jerusalem and the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque prompt sharp condemnation and popular support for Palestinians from Gulf signatories to the Abraham Accords.
ECONOMY
Blog Post
Rising Crime and Insecurity in Iran
Sara Bazoobandi May 18, 2021
The Iranian government’s failure to devise policies to address the economic challenges facing Iranians has directly contributed to the rise of crime in Iran.
SOCIETY
Publications
The Long Game in Iraq: Shia Clerics, Activists Find Common Cause To Confront the State
Geneive Abdo May 17, 2021
A new generation of Iraqis has formed an informal alliance with Iraqi clerics in a move that has the potential for a reimaging of the Iraqi state.
SOCIETY
Videos
Keep the Faith: Mohammed bin Salman’s Message to Saudis
Kristin Smith Diwan May 3, 2021
On April 27, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sat down for a television interview five years after the announcement of Vision 2030.
SOCIETY
Blog Post
Gulf States Promote Fitness and Well-Being This Ramadan
Joud Al Marar May 3, 2021
During the holy month of Ramadan, Gulf initiatives encourage a balance between traditions of preparing delicious meals and staying fit.
SOCIETY
Blog Post
Saudi Ramadan Series Links Economic Development and Civic Duty
Eman Alhussein Apr 26, 2021
This year’s Ramadan initiatives, focused on a sense of community and contributions to development, demonstrate how the Saudi government increasingly relies on citizens to play a role in the ongoing transformation.
SOCIETY
Blog Post
Filling the Religious Void: Yoga and Self-Awareness in Saudi Arabia
Eman Alhussein Apr 20, 2021
The marginalization of religious figures in Saudi Arabia has prompted a rise of trends focusing on spirituality and meditation to promote self-awareness.
IN FOCUS
Apr 11, 2021
Latifa Al Khalifa: A Local Curator Showcases Gulf Societies
From collecting wedding photos and exploring the evolution of khaleeji music to using humor to write about how people behave during the holy month of Ramadan, a Bahraini curator brings to light intriguing stories about Gulf societies.
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