CIRS publishes Arabic language materials for distribution to our Arabic-speaking readership. The publications are in the form of original research conducted in the Arabic language as well as Arabic translations of existing research published by CIRS over the years.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 9
Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East details the CIRS research initiative on “The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East" to scrutinize the ways in which domestic political arrangements in the Middle East are evolving, and how the authoritarian bargains are being challenged. This project brings together a number of distinguished scholars to examine a variety of relevant topics and to contribute original chapters to the CIRS book titled, Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East (Hurst, 2014), edited by Mehran Kamrava.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 8
Benjamin Shepherd uses data generated from fieldwork in Ethiopia to evaluate the country as a potential long-term source of agricultural staples for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states as part of their national food security strategies. Part of the larger CIRS research initiative on "Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East," the report identifies the risks and well as the opportunities of investing in the agricultural sector of Ethiopia.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 7
This report contains synopses of chapters written for the “Sectarian Politics in the Gulf” research initiative over two working group meetings that took place in Doha. The central aim of this study is to examine the dynamic ways in which evolving sectarian identities and politics in the Gulf region intersect. Encompassing Iran and the states of the Arabian Peninsula, the research project includes topics that focus on how sectarian issues play out in the realms of domestic politics within Gulf states, as well as those that address sectarianism’s impact on inter-state relations within the region. This project brings together a renowned group of scholars to examine the issues of religious, communal, and ethnic identities in the Gulf, and how these impose themselves on both the domestic and international politics of the Gulf. The volume is titled, Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf (Oxford University Press, 2015), edited by Lawrence G. Potter.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 6
This report details the findings presented in the research initiative on "Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East" through working group meetings. The initiative is comprised of original, empirically-grounded investigations that collectively offer the most comprehensive study available to date on food security in the Middle East.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 5
Foreign land acquisition offers the possibility of securing reliable long-term food supplies, but has been criticized as risking exploitation of communities in host countries. This Arabic Summary Report examines Cambodia as a case study of Gulf-state land investments in developing country agriculture to develop a long-term prognosis for this going abroad strategy. The report is part of the larger CIRS study on Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 4
During working group meetings, CIRS engaged with a number of academics and specialists who were invited to contribute individual chapters to a book on The Nuclear Question in the Middle East (Columbia University Press/Hurst, 2012). This Arabic Summary Report highlights the participants' discussions about balancing the need for civilian nuclear technology against the concerns of weaponization programs.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 3
"The Political Economy of the Gulf" Report details research conducted as part of the CIRS "Political Economy of the Gulf" working group meetings held in Doha over the course of two years. The project was launched in 2009. The ultimate product of this research project is an edited book on The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf (Columbia University Press/Hurst, 2012).
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 2
The Arabic CIRS Migrant Labor in the Gulf Summary Report includes synopses of the papers delivered at the two “Migrant Labor in the Gulf” working group meetings, as well as biographies of all the participants who took part in the initiative. The edited volume, titled Migrant Labour in the Persian Gulf is published by Columbia University Press/Hurst in 2012.
“America, the Middle East, and the Gulf: An Arab View of Challenges Facing the New United States Administration”
Based on a Distinguished Lecture Rami Khouri gave in Qatar. He discusses various options open to the United States government regarding foreign policy initiatives developed towards dealing with problems in the Middle East region.
CIRS Arabic Summary Report no. 1
This Summary Report includes synopses of the papers delivered at the two “International Relations of the Gulf” working group meetings in June 2008 and January 2009, as well as biographies of all the participants who took part in the initiative. The edited volume on The International Politics of the Persian Gulf has been published by Syracuse University Press in 2011.