Kuwait’s Role in London’s Return East of Suez

Defense & Security

This month’s news about the United Kingdom’s (UK) consideration of a permanent military base...

United Arab Emirates’ VAT is Not on Track

Economy & Innovation

As the government seeks to raise revenue from VAT, the implementation has been slow and...

GCC and Russia beyond Syria


Since 2011, discussions of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Russia relations have been dominated by their diverging...


The Saudi-UAE Alliance Faces its Yemeni Stress Test

Defense & Security

In recent years, the foreign policies of Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia...

Will Regional Isolation Make Qatar More Democratic?

Politics & Governance

The Saudi-led blockade can lead Qatar to pursue ambitions it had previously suppressed...

Kuwait and Oman’s Stakes in the GCC’s Survival


As the Kuwaiti Emir recently warned, failure to resolve Gulf crisis could unravel the...

Will the GCC Survive the Gulf Crisis?


Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain’s unprecedented action against Qatar created an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment...

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