Asan Report_Succession Challenges in the Arab Gulf Monarchies_내지

On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the 42nd Asan Dosirak Series with Dr. Joseph Kéchichian, Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this report is to address the complex transformations of the six Arab Gulf monarchies under way.


Table of Contents

• Introduction
• Bahrain and the Al Khalifah
• Kuwait and the Al Sabah
• Oman and the Al Sa‘id
• Qatar and the Al Thani
• Saudi Arabia and the Al Sa‘ud
• The United Arab Emirates and the Al Nahyan-Al Maktoum Duopoly
– The Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi
– The Al Maktoum of Dubai
– The Al Qasimi of Sharjah
– The Al Qasimi of Ras Al-Khaimah
– The Al Na‘aimi of ‘Ajman
– The Al Mu‘allah of Umm Al-Qiwain
– The Al Sharqi of Fujairah

• Conclusion


About Experts

Joseph A. Kéchichian
Joseph A. Kéchichian

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Joseph A. Kéchichian is a Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is also CEO of Kéchichian & Associates, LLC, a consulting partnership that provides analysis on the Arabian/Persian Gulf region; and a Senior Writer for Gulf News, the top-ranked English-language news daily in the United Arab Emirates. Previously, Dr. Kéchichian was the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Los Angeles, California (2006-2011), a Fellow at the Middle East Institute (2009-2010, 2012-2013), Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (1998-2001), Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation (1990-1996), Hoover Fellow at Stanford University(1989), and a Professor at the University of Virginia (1986-1989).