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Kuwait

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

Geopolitics

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

Oman

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

Geopolitics

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

KSA

South Africa Walks Fine Line Between Feuding GCC Nations

Geopolitics

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...

KSA

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

Geopolitics

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

Yemen

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...

Iraq

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...

Implications of Erdogan’s Presidential Win on the Gulf Region

Geopolitics

Today, Turkey’s incumbent President Recep Tayyib Erdogan was sworn in as the ...

Saudi-Iranian OPEC Compromise Brings Hope for Lower Oil Prices

Energy Policy

Last Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with Saudi King Salman to boost ...

KSA

AQAP Exploits Social Tensions In a Changing Saudi Arabia

Politics & Governance

On May 31, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a regional Al-Qaeda...

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