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Alison Baily

Alison Baily is an international affairs analyst, specializing in the Middle East and cultural issues. She currently works for the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The views expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the British Council.

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Women have crucial role to play in shaping Gulf’s future

Across the Gulf, a slow motion revolution is happening, with more and more women working than ever before.

March 16, 2018

Why reading should be a family affair

In a corner of Jerusalem’s old city, a library stands witness to one family’s extraordinary love of books.

February 23, 2018