Commentary

Qatar

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Geopolitics

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

UAE

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

Economy & Innovation

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial...

Iran

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

Defense & Security

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has ...

How will Artificial Intelligence shape the future of Gulf Arab states?

Economy & Innovation

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, emerging Artificial ...

Evolution of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

Defense & Security

U.S. defense ties to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,...

Oman

Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

Geopolitics

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

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ...

Oman

The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development

Politics & Governance

To understand strides made by Omani women, look no further than inspiring...

Iran

The Shia Crescent: Propaganda in a Time of Rising Regional Tension

Geopolitics

Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent...

Iraq’s Al Abadi Faces a Careful Balancing Act

Politics & Governance

As Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi heads into a crucial election in May he finds himself...

Oman Enters the Front-lines of Diplomacy

Politics & Governance

While Oman’s foreign policy doctrine centers on maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors...

The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence

Defense & Security

The Emirates see themselves not just as an advanced Arab country but also as...

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