ADAM HANIEH is lecturer in development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the author of Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011) and his work is focused on the political economy of the Middle East. He is an editorial board member of the journal, Historical Materialism, and on the board of the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL).