Posts Tagged: persian gulf

National Dress in the UAE: constructions of authenticity

28Dec 16

Rana Khalid AlMutawa

This quick study analyses constructions of authenticity through national dress in the UAE and Gulf states. The author uses Instagram accounts as archival sources and connects the Instagram discourse to her own anecdotal experience, and the scholarly literature, to diagnose an artificial modernity.

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The Iranian Electric Power Industry after the Islamic Revolution: Nuclear Developments and Current Conditions

29Oct 12

Denis Volkov

This quick study analyses Iran’s electric power industry and the role of nuclear power therein. Until 2010, the author worked in this industry and was based in Tehran. In this quick study, he answers the question: “does Iran really need nuclear power?” Continue reading →

Creating a New Historiography of the Persian Gulf: The Case of Qatar

15Jun 11

A review article by Peter C. Valenti

Texts reviewed:

Frederick F. Anscombe, The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997).

Zekeriya Kurşun, The Ottomans in Qatar: A History of Anglo-Ottoman Conflicts in the Persian Gulf (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2002).

Zekeriya Kurşun, Basra Körfezi’nde Osmanlı-İngiliz Çekişmesi: Katar’da Osmanlılar 1871-1916 (Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2004).

H. Rahman, The Emergence of Qatar: The Turbulent Years 1627-1916 (London: Kegan Paul, 2005) Continue reading →