Gulf States Split on Iran

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on abject unity among the Gulf...

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in Saudi Arabia, and the raging Yemeni...

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with Saudi Arabia after the much-discussed “high-five” at the G-20...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, as well as Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq....

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies—Russia, Iran, and Lebanese Hezbollah, President Bashar al-Assad’s...

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial capital flows...

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has transformed what was once a small isolated armed faction into...

How will Artificial Intelligence shape the future of Gulf Arab states?

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies could contribute $320 billion...

Evolution of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

U.S. defense ties to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates [UAE], Qatar, Bahrain, and...

Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

On October 25, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu became his...

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ill for the US-Saudi relationship. In particular, this event...

The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development

To understand strides made by Omani women, look no further than inspiring...