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Stephan Shakespeare

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The Arab world: A perspective from Britain

The Arab world is a mystery to most Britons, and only a minority want to find out more about it. When they consider military intervention in the region, they judge it by its likelihood of successfully bringing peace and stability, and conclude that such efforts have generally failed.

September 24, 2017

Americans tuned into the Qatar crisis

The crisis over Qatar has created deep diplomatic tensions in the Arab world, and they are now playing out onto an international stage. The US is, of course, a hugely significant influence on the region so it is valuable to understand how the disputes have been understood by the American public.

August 06, 2017

Polarized media a challenge to US perceptions of Arab world

We are living at a time of rising global tensions, with fears of new wars and even nuclear conflict becoming more real than at any moment since the 1970s.

May 02, 2017

6,000 miles from DC, Arabs are watching US election closely

Five days from today Americans decide who will be the 45th president. It is a contest that has gripped the attention of the entire world more than any other in history. 
 
November 03, 2016