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The 2017 Gulf Crisis, An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by Mahjoob Zweiri, Md Mizanur Rahman, Arwa Kamal

The 2017 Gulf Crisis, An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by Mahjoob Zweiri, Md Mizanur Rahman, Arwa Kamal
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The 2017 Gulf Crisis
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Mahjoob Zweiri, Md Mizanur Rahman, Arwa Kamal
Series statement
Gulf Studies,, 3, 2662-4508
Sub title
An Interdisciplinary Approach
This book provides an overview of the origins, repercussions and projected future of the ongoing Gulf crisis, as well as an analysis of the major issues and debates relating to it. The Gulf region witnessed an extraordinary rift when, on 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut all diplomatic ties and imposed a siege on the State of Qatar following the hacking of the Qatar News Agency website. This book approaches the Gulf crisis from an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together a group of top scholars from a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise to engage in a nuanced debate on the current crisis. With the pressing role of media in general and social media in particular, new political realities have been created in the region. The book addresses the role that cyber and information security play on politics, as well as the shift of alliances in the region as a result of the crisis. It scrutinizes the role of media and information technology in creating political cultures as well as conflicts. The book also explores the long-term economic implications of the siege imposed on Qatar and identifies how the country's economy is adjusting to the impact of the siege. Thus, the book considers the extent of social and economic changes that the crisis has brought to the region. This book invites in-depth understanding of the regional crisis and its implications on nation building and the reconfiguration of political and economic alliances across the region. It will appeal to a broad interdisciplinary readership in the area of Gulf studies.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1.Introduction -- Chapter 2.Evolving threat perceptions and changing regional dynamics in a ‘post-GCC’ era -- Chapter 3 .Qatar: Small State, Wise Power: A Contextual Perspective -- Chapter 4. Malaysia-Qatar Relationship: Perspective from Malaysia “An Emerging Middle Power” -- Chapter 5.Hack-and-leak operations around the Gulf crisis -- Chapter 6.Trans-Gulf Resonances: Egypt’s influence in Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 -- Chapter 7.Qatar-Turkey Reapproachement: Challenging the Regional Status Quo in The Middle East -- Chapter 8.Qatar Crisis: GCC States’ Perception of Regional Powers -- Chapter 9.The Qatar-Iran-Turkey Nexus: Shifts in Political Alliances and Economic Diversifications in the Gulf Crisis -- Chapter 10.Look Middle, Look East! The Future of GCC Strategic Partnerships -- Chapter 11.Tweeting the Gulf Crisis 2017: Social media and its role in the production and nutrition of crises -- Chapter 12.Iran’s Response to Regional Crises: The Case of the Blockade Against Qatar -- Chapter 13.The sovereign wealth fund, security and foreign policy and Qatar blockade -- Chapter 14.The Qatar Blockade: the viewpoint of Qatari youth -- Chapter 15.Gulf Crisis in the Academia of Pakistan -- Chapter 16.Popular Sentiments and Elite Threat Perception in the Gulf: Iran in the Public Discourse in Saudi Arabia -- Chapter 17.The Gulf Crisis: the development of Qatari Macroeconomic Model.-