Suliman Al-Atiqi is a PhD Candidate at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a researcher on the GCC states.
Suliman Al-Atiqi is a PhD Candidate at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and a researcher on the GCC states. He is the Committee Chairman of the Oxford Gulf & Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum and the Managing Editor of its journal, Gulf Affairs. Suliman previously served as an analyst for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) where he led the “Barriers and Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid” research program and report. He holds an MA in Psychology from Columbia University specializing in social and political psychology, and an MA in International Affairs from Florida State University specializing in international relations and the GCC region.
Kuwait interfaith nationalism is protecting it against the Islamic State’s attempts to sow sectarianism.
Renewed high-level diplomatic activity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia may end their historic row as the GCC seeks policy alignment, particularly on security issues.
Kuwait’s one man, one vote law, though the cause of previous unrest, has fractured the opposition and empowered independents.
The responses of Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the 2011 uprisings only reinforce a culture of state dependency.