Commentary
How China Is Quietly Expanding Its Economic Influence in the Gulf
Robert Mogielnicki via World Politics Review
Jul 23, 2020
ECONOMY
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SOCIETY
Commentary
Covid-19, Diversification and the Future of Food Security in the Gulf
Emma Soubrier via Italian Institute for International Political Studies Jul 21, 2020
The pandemic is forcing a reprioritization of people-centered challenges that Gulf leaders seem to be willing and ready to undertake.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Commentary
A Strategic US Approach is Required to Counter the Muslim Brotherhood
Hussein Ibish via The National May 6, 2019
Focus on breakaway factions and groups engaged in violence will prove the most pragmatic and effective measure
SECURITY
Commentary
The Aftershocks of Aleppo's Fall Continue to Shake the Region
Hussein Ibish via The National Mar 11, 2019
From the establishment of the Turkey-Russia-Iran triumvirate to the ongoing Arab efforts to re-engage with Syria, everything can be traced back to the events of December 2016.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Commentary
Dealing with the Syrian Regime is a Sad but Inevitable Reality
Hussein Ibish via The National Dec 29, 2018
The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus, and Bahrain and Kuwait are following suit.
Commentary
Yemen: The View from Riyadh
Ambassador Stephen A. Seche and Eric Pelofsky Jul 24, 2017
Meetings in Riyadh with senior Yemeni and Saudi officials offered little hope that the war in Yemen is anywhere near its end.
Commentary
Washington and the hard calculations at play in the Qatar crisis
Hussein Ibish Jul 3, 2017
As the confrontation between the Arab coalition and Qatar nears the one-month mark, with Doha insisting it intends to reject the 13 demands placed before it, it’s becoming increasingly clear that if there is to be any kind of reconciliation it will be brokered by Washington.
SECURITY
Commentary
Gulf Rift Threatens Region’s Stability
Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba Jun 30, 2017
The dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors has now entered its fourth week, causing an uptick in tension throughout the Middle East.
ECONOMY
Commentary
A New Politics of GCC Economic Statecraft: The Case of UAE Aid and Financial Intervention in Egypt
Karen E. Young Jun 26, 2017
The Arab Gulf States (AGS), or the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates), have historically used foreign aid and humanitarian aid as a quiet tool of their respective foreign policies within the wider Middle East.
SECURITY
Commentary
Qatar Crisis: A Regional Schism That’s Been Years in the Making
Hussein Ibish Jun 6, 2017
The world seems startled by the seemingly sudden rift between key Arab states and Qatar.
IN FOCUS
Jun 1, 2017
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