Articles by Dawud Ansari

November 1, 2022

♟️ Letting Agrabah go: why we must de-orientalise our approach to the Arab Gulf states

Dawud Ansari
De-orientalising the scholarship on the Arab Gulf states is crucial, argues Dawud Ansari. Commentaries and datasets generalise them as ‘monarchies’, erasing vital differences between these countries. New terms are a starting point for transforming research on the wider region – an urgent objective given new crises and freshened global interest
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Dawud Ansari
Researcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) / Director, Energy Access and Development Program (EADP)

Dawud’s interdisciplinary research covers energy and resource economics, development policy, geopolitics, and conflict and authoritarianism with a focus on the Middle East.

He holds a PhD in resource economics from Humboldt University of Berlin after having previously studied at the Berlin Institute of Technology and the Johns Hopkins University.

Dawud is also a senior lecturer and independent consultant.

He tweets @dawud_ansari

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