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Independent research on international relations. Interested in organizations, development, social relations across time-space, social constructivism, social movements, international affairs, social science, identity, urban sociology, organization studies, internet studies, sociology of culture, political economy, regional integration, development, democracy and social network.

Middle East background. The Ottoman Empire at its peak The Decline of the Ottoman Empire The Encounter with the West: Napoleon in Egypt, 1798-1801 Suez Canal, inaugurated in 1869 to the sounds of Verdi’s “Aida” The Middle East in 1914 The Middle East today: how does its political map differ from 1914?

Middle East background

ASSR library. Reasources 2011. WikiLeaks. E-Notes: Understanding the Resilience of Monarchy During the Arab Spring - FPRI. Over a year into the Arab Spring, a curious pattern has come to define the revolutionary wave that has swept the Middle East.

E-Notes: Understanding the Resilience of Monarchy During the Arab Spring - FPRI

It is presidents and colonels, not kings and princes, who have proven most vulnerable to social upheaval. Civic unrest forced Zine Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia to leave the country for exile abroad, while in Egypt mass protests compelled Hosni Mubarak to cede power to military caretakers. In Libya, an armed rebellion with NATO assistance defeated the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, who lost both his office and his life. Milder earthquakes have shaken other presidential regimes, as well: witness Bashar Assad in Syria, whose regime confronts widespread uprisings outside Damascus, and Ali Abdullah Salih in Yemen, who grudgingly acceded to political transition in the context of roiling violence. Such outcomes have led many analysts to generalize boldly: in an era of revolutionary turmoil, perhaps monarchical rule provides the safest path for autocratic perpetuity. Bahrain - Statistics. Reports and Papers. Population Council. Middle East and North Africa Program. Information by Country - Middle East and North Africa - MENA. Missão Permanente do Kuwait para a ONU em Nova York. Bahrain - Arab Spring: A Research & Study Guide * الربيع العربي. [Also called the Pearl Revolution (ثورة الؤلؤ‎), or the February 14 Revolution (ثورة 14 فبراير)] Ruled by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa since 1999, Bahrain is an absolute monarchy.

Bahrain - Arab Spring: A Research & Study Guide * الربيع العربي

In February and March 2011, Bahrain experienced peaceful protests followed by brutal government repression, leaving over 30 dead, mostly demonstrators or bystanders. Prominent opposition leaders were sentenced to lengthy jail terms. Over 40 Shiite mosques and other religious structures were damaged or demolished. A witch hunt followed against erstwhile protesters who faced dismissal from jobs or worse. ______Before......................................................After____________________________ An early morning raid on the Pearl Roundabout by riot police on February 17, left a number of protesters dead and hundreds injured.

Although a tiny island nation located in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is a key strategic outpost for the U.S. Kuwait Facts: Learn Kuwait Facts. Missão Permanente do Kuwait para a ONU em Nova York. The World Factbook. EBB - EIU Relatório Risco País - Argélia. As estatísticas do governo do Kuwait, definições e fontes. Definitions Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN).

As estatísticas do governo do Kuwait, definições e fontes.

Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted. Capital > Geographic coordinates: This entry is derived from Government > Capital, which gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones. Citation "Kuwait Government Stats", NationMaster. The Transformation of Political Islam.

FRANK ANDERSON, president, Middle East Policy Council Good morning, everyone, and thank you for coming.

The Transformation of Political Islam

I’m really grateful that you’re here. The subject is important, and I think we’ve prepared a fine collection of real experts to speak about it. I’m Frank Anderson. I’m the president of the Middle East Policy Council. For those of you that don’t know us, we’re an educational organization — a nonprofit and nonpartisan — and our aim is to inform the dialogue in this town and in this nation on developments and the realities of the Middle East that affect American interests.

We do this in four ways; usually I say three. The second leg of our four-legged chair are these conferences on Capitol Hill, organized by Dr. Came back to us, and I’m pleased to — maybe the best, or one of the best decisions I made when I came to the Middle East Policy Council was hiring him as executive director. Our third program is an educational outreach program. Publications. Africa Center for Strategic Studies. September 6, 2012 – 7:00 am Please note: The following news items are presented here for informational purposes.

Africa Center for Strategic Studies

The views expressed within them are those of the authors and/or individuals quoted, not those of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the National Defense University, or the Department of Defense. Why Mali Matters Mali requests military assistance to free north Kenya readies Somali Kismayo [...] September 5, 2012 – 7:00 am Kenya navy shells Somali port town Al-Shabaab chief killed by troops in Kismayu [...] September 4, 2012 – 8:14 am. Homepage - International Crisis Group.


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