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The New Battlefront: Cyber Security Across the GCC

Defense & Security

In the past decade, the Gulf region has become increasingly digitalized as its ...


Qatar Enacts Favorable Immigration Laws

Politics & Governance

Qatar recently announced a series of reforms related to the legal status of the countless...


The Jamal Khashoggi Affair: A Rare Glimpse of a United Congress

U.S. – Gulf Policy

To say that Washington D.C. and the United States as a whole are divided on...


Gulf Dispute: Weighing Kuwait and U.S. Mediation Efforts


In the aftermath of the Gulf Crisis, Kuwait and the United States have taken leading...


Oman’s Diplomacy Can End the Storm between the US and Iran


In the aftermath of the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive ...


South Africa Walks Fine Line Between Feuding GCC Nations


Citing the legendary influence of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela...

Turkish Economic Crisis and the Arab Gulf Economies

Economy & Innovation

Over the last few days the Turkish economy has faced its worst economic...


Unexpected Diplomatic Crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Human Rights Issues


On Monday Saudi Arabia abruptly announced a freeze of all trade and economic...


Hodeidah Battle’s Regional Extension: A New Complication to Peace in Yemen?

Politics & Governance

After over a month of ruinous fighting for Yemen’s vital Hodeidah seaport...


Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Politics & Governance

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Review of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Efforts to Introduce a Value-Added Tax

Economy & Innovation

Undertaking efforts to diversify their economies away from a reliance on oil, and in response...

Closing the Strait of Hormuz: Empty Threat or Imminent Reality?

Energy Policy

The repercussions of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and re-impose economic...

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