Hélène Dieck

The Recent Gulf Rift and Why it is Likely to Persist

The Recent Gulf Rift

On June 5, 2017 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, followed by Egypt and Bahrain, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Early morning, the Saudi border was closed. The national…
The endgame in Syria

The endgame in Syria
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Back to the pre-Arab Spring era? In 2010, a young Tunisian street trader publically killed himself to protest against police harassment, sparkling a movement that eventually led to the demise…