, Volume 68, Number 5

Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
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Jane Kinninmont is Senior Research Fellow at the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme. For more on the Gulf states, go to http://www.chathamhouse.org/research/regions/middle-east-and-north-africa/gulf-states 

Jane Kinninmont demolishes the theory of monarchical exceptionalism

A tattered portrait of King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

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