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

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 ...

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

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, emerging Artificial ...

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 nation’s third PM to visit the Sultanate of Oman. Netanyahu’s...

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ...

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...

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...