Wojciech Grabowski

Wojciech Grabowski
University of Gdansk | UG · Institute of Political Science

PhD hab.

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Z recenzji prof. dr hab. Edwarda Haliżaka Celem pracy jest ukazanie wpływu reżimu politycznego o autorytarnym charakterze oraz homogeniczności ustrojowej państw arabskich na kształt regionalizmu na Bliskim Wschodzie. To bardzo ambitny cel, pamiętać bowiem należy, ze rozwój regionalizmu jako procesu i badania nad nim, miały miejsce w państwach o dem...
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The aim of the paper is to analyze the political trajectory of changes in Saudi Arabia during the reign of Prince Muhammad Ibn Salman and the effects it has on the traditional and conservative values of the Saudi kingdom. The point of reference for the prince's reform policy is the Vision 2030 project of changes announced in 2016, which aims to mai...
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The aim of the article is to analyze security in the Persian Gulf through the prism of the theory of regional security complex. The Middle East is a conflict formation that refers to the model of security interdependence between the countries of the region, which is shaped by the fear of war and expectancy of violence. Distrust and ubiquitou...
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The aim of the article is to show how the type of political system (authoritarian regime) influences the shape of regionalism in the Middle East and to what extent this political system determines the features of cooperation between Arab states. In order to achieve this goal, it has been hypothesized that the authoritarian type of the political sys...
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Crisi s management and the global network were the two fundamental methods that Qatar has used to avoid and mitigate the negative impact of sanctions imposed by the so-called Anti-Terror Quartet states (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bah-rain and Egypt). They have also served in the process of recovery of security after the internal crisis. Th...
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An effective resistance policy by Qatar against sanctions imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain (called the Anti-terror Quartet or ATQ) surprised many analysts, journalists and politicians as well. The asymmetry in power between parties of this conflict was huge with a clear advantage with the sanctioning states. However, a...
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After the Arab Uprisings of 2011, the position of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East changed dramatically, especially in the Persian Gulf subregion. For decades, the Muslim Brotherhood was a close ally of the Gulf monarch families because it provided a common narrative against Naser’s Pan-Arabism. The Muslim Brotherhood was also legitimising...
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Sectarian tensions in the West Asia have exacerbated with a new power and remain a vital factor influencing relations between Muslim states. In Persian Gulf, sectarianism as a tool used by states comes from Muslim fragmentation into Sunni and Shia branches and is expressed in a hostility towards the opposite group. In reality, this hostility is usu...
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Abstrakt The sub-region of the Persian Gulf, being rich in oil and gas, has become an object of rivalry between regional and global influences. If the countries want to compete effectively though, they need to have power. This article analyzes the elements that comprise the power in the Persian Gulf, which is necessary to understand contemporary b...
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The basic purpose of the article is to show economic, political and geopolitical factors which have influenced mutual relations of the Islamic Republic of Islam with: 1) Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, 2) Arab states who belongs to the Cooperation Council. It is essential to describe relations between state and organization and...
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Counter-terrorism efforts involve practices, tactics, techniques and strategies that are undertaken during organised operations by government, police, special operations forces, and intelligence services to counter-terrorist threats. These efforts include cutting off terrorist financing, providing foreign assistance, engaging in diplomacy, cooperat...

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The aim of the paper is to analyze the political trajectory of changes in Saudi Arabia during the reign of Prince Muhammad Ibn Salman and the effects it has on the traditional and conservative values of the Saudi kingdom. The point of reference for the prince's reform policy is the Vision 2030 project of changes announced in 2016, which aims to maintain a balance between modernization, including economic reforms, privatization and cultural initiatives, on the one hand, and Islam and political authoritarianism on the other. Is the combining of political and social changes, often of a pro-democratic nature, and the separation of religion and state possible in the lair of Wahhabism? The Vision 2030 program is ultimately intended to strengthen the state economically and culturally - but will it be possible to do so while maintaining a strong (authoritarian) authority and religious traditionalism?