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Strife Feature | The Middle-East and the question of Qatar: Political Islam vs Secular Islam?

September 28, 2017

By Guillaume Beaud Analysing events occurring in the Middle-East and North Africa always requires an analytical grid. Two of the most commonly mobilised are a confessional approach, the Sunni/Shia divide; and a social class approach that emphasises social fractures between traditional elites and civil societies. Initially, most upheavals are better understood through social struggles opposing … Continue reading “Strife Feature | The Middle-East and the question of Qatar: Political Islam vs Secular Islam?”


The Tactical Failure of the Qatari Blockade

August 4, 2017

By Marie Chetcuti Recently, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain have launched draconian measures against Qatar, charging their Emirate neighbour of funding terrorism, maintaining intimate relations with Iran, and for their partisan reporting through the state-owned channel Al-Jazeera. In order to understand the dimensions and motivations of Qatar’s diplomatic blockade, it is … Continue reading “The Tactical Failure of the Qatari Blockade”


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