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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...
Dr. Kenneth Katzman
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...
Ambassador Patrick Theros
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...
Prof. Linda Pappas Funsch
The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development
To understand strides made by Omani women, look no further than inspiring...
The Shia Crescent: Propaganda in a Time of Rising Regional Tension
Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent in 2004 in describing what he saw as the emergence of...
Iraq’s Al Abadi Faces a Careful Balancing Act
As Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi heads into a crucial election in May he finds himself in a challenging but in some ways...
Oman Enters the Front-lines of Diplomacy
While Oman’s foreign policy doctrine centers on maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors –which is based on...
Dr. Theodore Karasik
The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence
The Emirates see themselves not just as an advanced Arab country but also as...
Dr. Ali Bakeer
Making Sense of Qatar’s Military Buildup
In terms of geography and demography, Qatar is considered a small state, especially in comparison with its two neighboring...
Will the Gulf be Caught Up in a Nuclear Arms Race?
The release of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review...
Giorgio Cafiero & Shehab Al Makahleh
Kuwait’s Role in London’s Return East of Suez
This month’s news about the United Kingdom’s (UK) consideration of a permanent military base...