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



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



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


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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