Policy Briefs - Al Jazeera Center for Studies


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Opinion Poll

Arab Elites' Attitudes toward Arab-Iranian Relations


Al Jazeera Forum

The 11th Al Jazeera Forum


Al Marsad






Rory Miller

Dr. Rory Miller is Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar, and author or editor of nine books including “Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers: The Rise of the Arab Gulf” (Yale University Press: 2016).

Dr. Arafat Shoukri

is a senior researcher at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS). He received his MA and PhD in oriental studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2008. He is an expert in migration in the Middle East and has published two books about this topic.

Dr. Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes is professor and director of the Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco and author of “Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism” and “Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict”.

Dr. Stein Ringen

is Visiting Professor of Political Economy at King's College London"and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford. He is a Norwegian political scientist and an authority on states, governance and democracy. He writes on democracy at www.ThatsDemocracy.com

John Weeks

Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), founding member of "Economists for Rational Economic Policies", and author of “Economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy”

Dr. James K. Galbraith

Dr. James K. Galbraith is the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of “The End of Normal” (Free Press, 2014) and “Inequality and Instability” (Oxford University Press, 2012.)

Hamed Mousavi

Professor of Political Science, University of Tehran. He has a PhD degree in Political Science from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.