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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...

Geopolitics

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...

Energy Policy

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 Policy

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...

Geopolitics

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...

Geopolitics

‘Neo-Ottoman’ Ambitions in the Post-American Middle East: Stakes for the Gulf

Officially, Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria has been about two major objectives. First,...

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