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This tag describes the oil-rich Arab states near the Persian Gulf. Most of them are members of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).

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Do oil-rich, wealthy Gulf countries have any local nationalist movements?

Do oil-rich, wealthy Gulf countries have any nationalist movements that are specific to their own countries, such as Qatari or Emirati (UAE) nationalism? How strong are these nationalisms compared to ...
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Why do GCC countries have so much money but don't have any meaningful defense industry?

Why do the oil-rich GCC countries purchase arms from the big powers rather than developing their own defense industry? Why do GCC countries have so much money but don't have any meaningful defense ...
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What explains the durability of Arab monarchies?

I can't seem to wrap my head around how the Arab monarchies have faced little to no resistance to their respective regimes. On both a domestic and international front, these monarchies have beaten ...
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Why didn't the Gulf countries diversify their economy in the last 70 years so that they can become less dependent on oil?

In the Gulf, oil was discovered in the early 20th century. This is the 21st century and these gulf countries are still far behind diversifying their economy. Why? Why didn't the Gulf countries ...
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