New @fuadshahbazov: "#Iran’s attempts to market its drones to #Serbia—and Belgrade’s growing receptiveness to #Tehran’s offer—has ominous consequences for the future stability of the #Balkan region." https://gulfif.org/iranian-drones-could-tear-the-balkans-apart/
#ICYMI @aliamoub: "The major opportunity in 2023 is to deepen & broaden the reform momentum...and embrace this conditional aid policy that would anchor many of these vulnerable countries around the #CGG into this logic of reform." Full panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEG6q4ULMM&t=1s
Dr. Pollock: "In the year ahead we are going to see a calmer atmosphere in US-#GCC relations overall because the American govt is trying to improve and maintain those relationships despite some domestic political criticism."
Full panel video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEG6q4ULMM&t=1s
New @DrParchizadeh: "Throughout Iranian history, authoritarians of all stripes have attempted to assert total control over the country from Tehran. A more democratic government should appreciate local autonomy across #Iran’s territory and diverse peoples." https://gulfif.org/safeguarding-democracy-the-case-for-decentralization-in-iran/
New @jfentonharvey: "The #UAE has attempted to mediate between #India and #Pakistan during the two countries’ dispute over Kashmir, but #AbuDhabi has been unwilling to propose any solutions that could risk its relationship with either nation." https://gulfif.org/interests-first-the-uaes-india-pakistan-imbalance/
Dr. @diana_galeeva:"In one fell swoop, #Dubai has strengthened its position as a financial hub, and #Russian business has found a safe place to operate due to the city’s pro-business approach, low taxes, and laissez-faire attitude toward Western sanctions" https://gulfif.org/economic-statecraft-and-its-role-in-russia-uae-relations/
New @Umarkarim89: "Drawing from a rich history of security ties, #Pakistan has continued its traditional “defense diplomacy” with some of the #Gulf’s most powerful Arab states." https://gulfif.org/pakistans-defense-diplomacy-offers-inroads-with-the-gulf-monarchies/