The Politics of Islam: The Muslim Brothers and the State in the Arab Gulf (Hardcover)
In this book, Birol Başkan explains the variation in attitudes and approaches towards the Muslim Brotherhood across 5 Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He argues that this disparity is at the root of the ongoing Gulf crisis that erupted in June 2017.
About the Author
Birol Başkan is Non-Resident Scholar at The Middle East Institute. He received his PhD in political science from Northwestern University in 2006 and taught at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar from 2010-2018, Qatar University from 2007-2010, and the State University of New York-Fredonia in 2006-2007. Baskan is the author of Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East (Palgrave, 2016) and From Religious Empires to Secular States (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States (Gerlach, 2014).