Unpacking the GCC's response to the Arab Spring

Silvia Colombo assesses the apparently schizophrenic response of Gulf countries to the Arab spring by discussing three dichotomies: inside vs. outside; monarchies vs. republics; and Sunnis vs. Shiites. This study provides a series of considerations on the future of the GCC in light of the diverse reactions of single Gulf countries to domestic and external uprisings.

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Roma, Istituto Affari Internazionali, July 2012, 4 p.
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Commentary 1
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26/07/2012

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