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- RUSI Journal
- Volume: 162
- No: 6
- Why Have Three Gulf States Introduced the Draft? Bucking the Trend on Conscription in Arabia
Kuwait, the UAE and Qatar have introduced conscription for their armed forces. Zoltan Barany examines the factors that have influenced this decision. He shows that the policy is designed to support the emerging security needs of these states while at thesame time helping to strengthen the link between state and citizen.