Sir Adam Roberts Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of the Middle East
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Dr Matthiesen is Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of the Middle East. He has held fellowships at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t (Stanford University Press, 2013), and The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His research interests include the modern history of the Gulf States, Sunni-Shia relations and the legacies of the Cold War in the Middle East. Dr Mattiesen teaches graduates on the MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and MSc in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. http://www.tobymatthiesen.com/wp/
- 'Saudi Arabia and the Cold War' in: Madawi al-Rasheed (ed.), Salman’s Legacy: The Dilemmas of a New Era in Saudi Arabia (London: Hurst & Co, 2018), 217-233.
- 'Red Arabia: Anti-Colonialism, the Cold War, and the Long Sixties in the Gulf States', in: Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young, Joanna Waley-Cohen, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties (London: Routledge, 2018), 94-105.
- 'Sectarianization as Securitization: Identity Politics and Counter-Revolution in Bahrain', in: Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (eds.), Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (London: Hurst & Co, 2017), 199-214.
- 'Renting the Casbah: Gulf States’ Foreign Policy towards North Africa since the Arab Uprisings', in Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (ed.), The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf (London: Hurst & Co, 2017), 43-59.
- 'Government and Opposition in the Middle East: The 1993 Negotiations Between the Saudi Shia Opposition and King Fahd' in: Gabriele vom Bruck and Charles Tripp (eds.), Precarious Belonging: Ways of being Shiʿi in non-Shia worlds (London: The Centre for Academic Shi‘a Studies, 2017), 377-417.
- 'The Iranian Revolution and Sunni Political Islam', Project on Middle East Political Science, 2017.
- 'Saudi Arabia' in: Shadi Hamid and William McCants (eds.), Rethinking Political Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 118-131.
- 'Transnational diffusion between Arab Shia movements', POMEPS (2016).
- 'Transnational Identities after the Arab Uprisings' in: Narbone, Luigi and Martin Lestra (ed.), The Gulf Monarchies beyond the Arab spring: changes and challenges (Florence: European University Institute, 2015), 32-37.
- 'Conservative Monarchies in a Transforming Region', in: Valeria Talbot (ed.), The Rising Gulf: The New Ambitions of the Gulf Monarchies (Milan: Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, 2015), 13-26.
- The domestic sources of Saudi foreign policy: Islamists and the state in the wake of the Arab Uprisings (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2015).
- 'Shiʿi Historians in a Wahhabi State: Identity Entrepreneurs and the Politics of Local Historiography in Saudi Arabia', International Journal of Middle East Studies 47, no. 1 (2015), 25-45.
- 'Migration, Minorities and Radical Networks: Labour Movements and Opposition Groups in Saudi Arabia, 1950-1975' in: International Review of Social History 59, no. 3 (Autumn 2014), 473-504.
- 'Mysticism, Migration and Clerical Networks: Ahmad al-Ahsaʾi and the Shaykhis of al-Ahsa, Kuwait and Basra' in: Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2014).
- 'Centre–Periphery Relations and the Emergence of a Public Sphere in Saudi Arabia: The Municipal Elections in the Eastern Province, 1954–1960' in: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (2014).
- "The Local and the Transnational in the Arab Uprisings: The Protests in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province," in May Seikaly and Khawla Matar (eds.), The Silent Revolution: The Arab Spring and the Gulf States (Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2014), 105-143.