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Politics & Governance

Coronavirus Crisis: An Opportunity for Intra-Gulf Rapprochement

The Middle East is facing yet another threat to its stability, albeit, this time a...

Economy & Innovation

Gulf States’ Economies Stuck Between Global Pandemic and Oil Price War

For the Gulf region, the last four weeks could not be more economically costly. Gulf...

Defense & Security

Peace in Afghanistan: What is the Expected Role of the Gulf States?

While efforts to end the longest-running war in American history have primarily focused on actors...

Politics & Governance

COVID-19: A Unifying Enemy for the Gulf Region?

In an era of hyper-globalization, the global pandemic known as “COVID-19” (also referred to as...

Defense & Security

The Gulf & Its Foreign Security Guarantors: Lessons from Past Withdrawals for America’s Impending Absence

President Trump has left little doubt that he would prefer to withdraw the American military...

Economy & Innovation

Coronavirus Infects More than Health in the Gulf: Implications for Oil Markets

While it may initially have been covered as a Chinese outbreak, the implications of the...

Politics & Governance

UAE Restores Qatar Postal Service After Years-Long Freeze

The United Arab Emirates has restored mail services to Qatar, frozen for more than two years amid...

Energy & Diversification

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Start Work to Resume Oil Output from Khafji Oilfield

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have started preparation work to resume crude oil production from the...

Politics & Governance

Media Escalation Complicates GCC Crisis Mediation Efforts

In spite of months of intensified efforts to deescalate tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Economy & Innovation

Gulf Markets Plunge on U.S.-Iran Tensions, Aramco at Lowest since IPO

Kuwaiti and Saudi stocks led Gulf stocks sharply lower in late afternoon trade on Sunday...