Commentary

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,...

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

Society

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...

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