Mareike Transfeld: The GCC Initiative

As part of the project "Elite Changes and New Social Mobilization in the Arab World" at the German Institute for Security and International Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, Mareike Transfeld researches how the implementation of the GCC Initiative impacted the regime in terms of the power balance among the components of the politically relevant elite. She does so by looking at new elite coalitions that have formed in the process of the transformation, as well as the strategies and institutions used by these elites to exercise and consolidate political power. Thus, it is a critical reevaluation of the degree to which the transfer of power on the leadership level has led to substantial change in the authoritarian regime of Yemen.  

Institution: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik