Beehive: Vol.1, Issue 4, December 2013

We are happy to present the December issue of Beehive. In addition to articles on Arabic and Turkish social networks, we will now include analysis of the discourse on Persian-language social media, mostly dealing with Iran. The present issue deals with the debate surrounding the draft Charter on Civil Rights recently published by Iranian President Rouhani and the struggle over water in Khorasan province. We also consider the discourse in in Turkey around recently exposed corruption, and the struggle between the ruling AKP party and the Gülenist movement, formerly a pillar of the Erdoğan regime. Finally, we review the lively discussion taking place in the Persian Gulf region as Oman moves closer to Iran.