Ahmed Dailami is a historian and writer based in London. He writes on the relationship between religion, politics, and art in the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East. He is currently working on a book on the contemporary Gulf tentatively titled: What is the Gulf: Conceptualising History, Order, and Disorder in Arabia. He holds a doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford and studied history and economics at Harvard and Boston Universities.
Putting Islam Out of Use
Arab Spring didn't usher in a new era of Arab democracy, but it did mark the end of traditional conservatism in which instrumentalized Islam was so vital....