Occasional Papers

CIRS publishes original research on a variety of topics of relevance to the Middle East in general and to the Gulf region in particular. CIRS invites manuscript submissions for its Occasional Paper series throughout the year. Papers dealing with issues of relevance to the Persian Gulf are accepted from all disciplines. CIRS Occasional Papers are registered under ISSN 2072-5957.

Submissions: Please see submission guidelines. Papers should be sent to cirsresearch@georgetown.edu. By submitting work to CIRS, the author agrees to the following Copyright Agreement.


Implications of the 2011-13 Syrian Uprising for the Middle Eastern Regional Security Complex
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 14
Fred H. Lawson, Mills College
2014

 

 

Iran's Northern Exposure: Foreign Policy Challenges in Eurasia
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 13
Manochehr Dorraj, Texas Christian University, and Nader Entessar, University of South Alabama
2013
 

 

Religious Democracy and Civilizational Politics: Comparing Political Islam and Political Catholicism
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 12
Michael Driessen, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University; 2011-2012 CIRS Post-Doctoral Fellow
2013
 

 

Qatar’s Natural Sustainability: Plans, Perceptions, and Pitfalls
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 11
Mari Luomi, Research Associate at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar; 2011-2012 CIRS Post-Doctoral Fellow
2012

 

 

Transformations of Regional Economic Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 10
Fred H. Lawson, Mills College
2012

 

 

Workforce Nationalization in the Gulf Cooperation Council States
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 9
Kasim Randeree, University of Oxford
2012

 

 

Free Mobility within the Gulf Cooperation Council
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 8
Zahra R. Babar, CIRS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
2011

 

 

A Theory of "Late Rentierism" in the Arab States of the Gulf
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 7
Matthew Gray, Australian National University
2011

 

 

The GCC States and the Shifting Balance of Global Power
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 6
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, London School of Economics
2010

 

 

Web-Based Learning in Qatar and the GCC States
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 5
Alan S. Weber, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
2010

 

 

Britain and the Gulf Shaikhdoms, 1820-1971: The Politics of Protection
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 4
James Onley, University of Exeter
2009

 

 

Fixing the Kingdom: Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrain
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 3
Steven Wright, Qatar University
2008, 2010

 

 

Conservation in Qatar: Impacts of Increasing Industrialization
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 2
Renee Richer, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
2008, 2009

 

 

Iraqi Refugees: Seeking Stability in Syria and Jordan
CIRS Occasional Paper no. 1
Patricia Weiss Fagen, Georgetown University
2007, 2009