The promise of the Arab uprisings has given way to a counter-revolutionary backlash across the Middle East, met with a combination of harsh repression and cynical manoeuvring. With ongoing unrest in Sudan, civil war in Libya, a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, and the massacre of unarmed demonstrators in Gaza, these issues – and the UK’s role within them – are more urgent than ever. You’ll learn from academic experts about UK support for the likes of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel, and explore ideas for challenging these policies with the help of experienced campaigners.
Dr Adam Hanieh is an expert on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and a Reader in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London
Ryvka Barnard is Senior Campaigns Officer (Militarism and Security) at War On Want.
Dr David Wearing is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, expert on UK foreign relations in the Middle East, and author of “AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters To Britain”.