Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

The revolutionary processes in the Middle East cannot be fully understood without an analysis of the role of the Gulf states in the global economy, and as integrated into the regional construction of US power. Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), 266pp. In an Arab world in turmoil and revolution, … Continue reading

The Middle East, Modern Slavery Hub

Back in the awful days of slavery, some Arab merchants took an important part in the slave trade between Africa, Europe and the New World. Centuries have passed, humanity has evolved (or in any case, is supposed to have evolved), and slavery now is of course considered eradicated, and what’s more, has been established as … Continue reading