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“A random searchlight, but no beacon” – Media and Conflict in Yemen

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR JOURNALISTS AT THE DEAD SEA

In national as well as international conflicts media have great manipulative power. In Yemen, too, the different conflict parties are exploiting newspapers and television channels in their struggle for political influence. Against this background, the Regional Office Gulf States has invited journalists from Yemen, other Arab countries, Europe and the USA to analyse how narratives propagated by local, regional and international media contribute to the escalation of violence within the country. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | Event Reports | May 31, 2016

The role of assemblies in shaping legislative power in Germany and Bahrain

Ever since the inception of the Gulf monarchy, the popular assembly has played an important role in Bahrain’s legislative processes. Against this background, numerous members of the Bahraini Shura Council came together for a joint workshop with the KAS Regional Office Gulf States on February 15-16 to reflect on the role of parliamentary bodies in legislative processes. The members of the upper house exchanged views with two German experts on the role of assemblies in shaping legislative power in Bahrain, Germany and Europe. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | March 10, 2016

Business for a change: Young Omani entrepreneurs are on the rise

Photo gallery of the KAS Social Entrepreneurship Workshop with young talents in Oman

Oman: a Gulf state commonly associated with gushing oil wells, the ancient Incense Road and Sindbad the Sailor. However, in the light of dwindling oil reserves, the worry-free days might be over soon. The question remains: What comes next? Young entrepreneurs with new ideas are needed. Visiting the students at GUtech University in Muscat, one will be surprised how motivated young Omanis are to take the future into their own hands. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Sebastian Pfülb | Event Reports | February 20, 2016

“Combining forces to tackle the crisis“

LOCAL, NATIONAL, INTERREGIONAL: THE NEED FOR A MULTIDIMENSIONAL COPING STRATEGY IN LIGHT OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS

As a result of the three-day symposium “Refugee Crisis Without Borders”, jointly organised by Regional Office Gulf States and Jordan Office, political analysts and representatives of humanitarian organisations developed the following policy recommendations to European decision-makers. more…

Peter Sendrowicz, Imke Haase, Sebastian Pfülb | Event Reports | December 17, 2015

From Consultancy to Legislation – The Role-Diversity of People's Representations in the Gulf

Research Project on Parliaments and Parliamentary-like Councils

Not many associate the representation of people and political participation with the Gulf. This is due to the fact that parliamentary bodies and parliamentary-like councils in the region usually do not correspond with the classic Western parliamentary model. Primarily, tribalism and denominational affiliations shape the political systems of the Gulf monarchies. more…

Peter Sendrowicz | Event Reports | November 26, 2015