The Gulf: repression and twitter

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The pattern of life in the Gulf states has not been greatly changed by the Arab spring and its aftermath. Western expats have been little affected, and business continues to boom. We have commented on the problems of non-Arab non-Western labour, which we expect to attract more and more attention in the run-up to the football World Cup in Qatar in 2020 and which may prove to be a timebomb, but that is a separate issue. One thing that has changed is the spread of the …