Tag: Arabian Peninsula

The Evolution of National Security in the UAE

The Evolution of National Security in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates, a small and ambitious country in the Persian Gulf, faces a variety of security threats. Its geographic location puts it at the center of instability, sectarianism and regional rivalries in the Middle East, which has led the country to pay particular attention to its...

What Yemenis Can Learn From the Indian Farmers’ Protests

What Yemenis Can Learn From the Indian Farmers’ Protests

Surprisingly, ending the war in, or rather on, Yemen is no longer an immediate concern. The gratuitous violence can continue, for there are now other priorities, or so we are told. Amongst them are development and fostering resilience, whatever these mean amidst an ongoing war. Wars do not have to...

The Legal Routes for Resolving the Gulf Crisis

The Legal Routes for Resolving the Gulf Crisis

Since 2017, the blockade of Qatar has continued to have a profound impact on the country. Transportation routes have been disrupted, supply chains have been altered, and family and friends remain separated. In response, the Gulf state has deployed various legal mechanisms to resolve the ongoing...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Unity” All Around?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Unity” All Around?

How do you translate e pluribus unum into Arabic and Farsi? The risk of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the most powerful Muslim nations, has never been greater. Their rivalry can be understood in two ways. The first is simply as two powerful nations facing each other on either side of the...

The Rise of “Islamic Chic” and Hijab Haute Couture

The Rise of “Islamic Chic” and Hijab Haute Couture

As Islamic fashion is becoming a global industry, plenty is happening on the couture front. The characteristic scent of Arabic perfumed oils linger around the entrance of Selfridges, a high-end Central London department store, where abaya-clad women from the Arabian Peninsula can often be seen...

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