Items by Zakariya Othmani
- December 16, 2021 Zakariya Othmani
The author of Reinventing the Sheikhdom: Clan, Power and Patronage in Mohammed bin Zayed’s UAE had his own brush with the security apparatus in the sheikhdom when he was arrested in 2018 while doing research for his PhD. Matthew Hedges was falsely accused of spying for the British government...
- March 16, 2021 Zakariya Othmani
“It’s about time we realised that dictatorships are not responsible global partners and, if given space, will only create more instability,” warn Iyad El-Baghdadi and Ahmed Gatnash in their new book The Middle East Crisis Factory: Tyranny, Resilience and Resistance. “Whatever appears as ‘stability’ under a dictatorship is a...