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Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Over the past fifty years, art in the Gulf has witnessed an artistic revolution, starting in Kuwait.

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Energy Resources and Political Dynamics with Gulf States

Energy Resources and Political Dynamics with Gulf States

For years, oil has been powered our increasingly technologically dependent world. Oil alternatives are becoming increasingly popular, and coupled with the Persian Gulf’s limited supply, many governments have tried to stay ahead of the market, which forecasts a world that’s not dependent on the Arabian Peninsula’s oil.

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Past, Present, Future: Gulf Women in the Economy

Past, Present, Future: Gulf Women in the Economy

With the appearance of oil in the mid-20th century, the structure of the average Arabian family began to change. So, too, did women’s participation in the economy and their societal status.

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Social Media’s Economic Revolution in the Gulf

Social Media’s Economic Revolution in the Gulf

Physical mobility is one of the greatest challenges of market accessibility facing citizens in the Gulf region; however, new technologies flattened time and distance, offering unprecedented opportunities.

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The Curious Case of the Gulf Woman

The Curious Case of the Gulf Woman

The region’s challenge on the status of women derives from a mixture of political history and society’s contemporary interaction with globalization.

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Investing in a Gulf Free of Oil Dependence

Investing in a Gulf Free of Oil Dependence

The daunting reality for the United States and close allies in the Persian Gulf is that their economy has not transitioned away from oil dependency yet.

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About the Author

Sarah Elzeini
Sarah Elzeini

Sarah recently returned from Qatar where she worked in the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), contributing to multiple projects, from the Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf, Arab Youth, to Cyberspace and Digital Communication in the Middle East.

Sarah holds a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She comes from a multi-cultural American family, which has led to her open understanding of Middle East Affairs and U.S. foreign policy. She is also a passionate supporter of international development and women and youth empowerment.

Additionally, she has worked as Coordinator of Cultural Affairs for a music organization based in NYC, branched in Doha, Qatar; bringing together East and West cultures and stressing the importance of the cultural narratives that art and music brings.

Follow her on Twitter @SarahElzeini

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