Read An Interview with Professor Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS

Mehran Kamrava

Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS at Georgetown University in Qatar, begins the discussion with ETH Zurich by describing CIRS’ ongoing attempts to examine the evolution and dynamics of urban space in the Persian Gulf region. He then identifies the three factors that have recently combined to make Qatar a “small giant,” i.e., a country with disproportionally large influence relative to its size. Finally, Kamrava comments on recent diplomatic tensions within the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), particularly between Saudi and Qatari leaders.

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