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The Silent Spring

Why Pro-democracy Activity Was Avoided in Gulf Nations during the Arab Spring

Charles Mitchell, Juliet Dinkha, and Aya Abdulhamid

governmental policies and actions allowed most Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations to circumvent large-scale civil unrest and pro-democracy activity during the Arab Spring movement while leaving the door open for expansive research on this topic to be

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Gender Parity and Equality in the Sultanate of Oman

A Case in Education for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag

. However, in post-2015, while progress toward the gender parity goal has been one of the greatest EFA successes in the global arena, specifically in South and West Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, gender equality remains uncertain in most Gulf Cooperation

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Benjamin Abrams and Giovanni A. Travaglino

Dinkha, and Aya Abdulhamid’s “The Silent Spring: Why Pro-democracy Activity Was Avoided in Gulf Nations during the Arab Spring,” investigates the reasons why pro-democracy movements were circumvented in most Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It does so

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Editorial

Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

about societal processes and their consequences for the other two spheres. In the third article, Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag present a critical case analysis of gender parity in the Sultanate of Oman as partner of the Gulf Cooperation Council

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

—in other countries. 8 Popular destinations tend to be the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Regarding “South-South migration,” the use of the expression is helpful not just as a conceptual tool to analyze and better understand migration flows that

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

the indigenous Bahraini population ( Zunes 2013: 155 ). In response to the sustained protests, on 14 March the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sent 1,500 military and police personnel from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to quash the

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Othello in Oman

Aḥmad al-Izkī’s Fusion of Shakespeare and Classical Arab Epic

Katherine Hennessey

government-sponsored. 18 There is thus a degree of official encouragement for the performing arts in Oman, and one might extend that observation to the Gulf as a whole. The six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar

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Dudziro Nhengu

populations at higher risk for HIV as well as HIV in conflict and post–conflict settings among other issues ( United Nations General Assembly, 2011 ). However, 38 countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) restrain the entry, stay, and habitation of