July 19, 2011

Why Arab Spring Never Came to the UAE

Angela Shah, Time

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A poll commissioned last month by The Doha Debates, the Qatar-based public forum, reported that many Gulf Arabs are afraid to speak out against their rulers in any capacity. That contrasted with the perspective of Arab respondents outside the Gulf, who live in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, who said they felt they now had a more open political environment.

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May 18, 2012
Saudi Arabia's More Perfect Union
Bruce Riedel, The National Interest
The Saudis don't try to impose their will on the neighborhood but instead try to persuade the others to follow. Even last year's GCC intervention in Bahrain was at the invitation of the embattled Bahraini king and enjoyed the... more ››