Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...


Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies


Scenarios for the Upcoming GCC Summit

The 2018 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is taking place amidst a changing balance of...


Changing Context Provides Conditions for De-Escalation in Yemen

Opportunities for peace between Yemen’s warring parties are higher than ever before...


Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

On October 25, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu became his nation’s third PM to...


Gulf Dispute: Weighing Kuwait and U.S. Mediation Efforts

In the aftermath of the Gulf Crisis, Kuwait and the United States have taken leading...


Oman’s Diplomacy Can End the Storm between the US and Iran

In the aftermath of the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive ...


South Africa Walks Fine Line Between Feuding GCC Nations

Citing the legendary influence of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela...

Turkish Economic Crisis and the Arab Gulf Economies

Over the last few days the Turkish economy has faced its worst economic...


Unexpected Diplomatic Crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Human Rights Issues

On Monday Saudi Arabia abruptly announced a freeze of all trade and economic...


Hodeidah Battle’s Regional Extension: A New Complication to Peace in Yemen?

After over a month of ruinous fighting for Yemen’s vital Hodeidah seaport...

Closing the Strait of Hormuz: Empty Threat or Imminent Reality?

The repercussions of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and re-impose economic...

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