10 months ago
Ari Mamshae presented
a paper on the Gulf countries relations with the Kurds in both Iraq and Syria
at the Gulf Research Council Meeting held at the University of Cambridge.
Mr Mamshae, who is
also a teaching assistant at the Department of Politics and International
Relations, presented a paper titled “The UAE and Qatar Positions on the Iraqi
and Syrian Kurds.” In this paper, he argued that both countries positions
towards the Kurds is based on a larger regional divide that involves sectarian
and political strategies. “Qatar’s policy is aligned with the Turkish policy
vis-à-vis the Kurds in both Iraq and Syria, while the UAE supports the Kurds in
these countries as a reaction to the Turkish and Iranian exertion of
influence,” he argued.
The Gulf Research
Council Meeting is an annual academic conference at the University of Cambridge
that brings together scholars from around the world to discuss issues
pertaining to the Gulf countries.