Security
Old and New Divisions Block Libya’s Path to Elections
Anna L. Jacobs
Jul 23, 2021
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
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SECURITY
Blog Post
Gulf Engagement in Afghanistan’s Evolving Political Marketplace: Uneven Investment, Uncertain Prospects
Umer Karim Jul 9, 2021
Gulf countries have deep historical ties with Afghanistan. As the NATO mission comes to an end, they could have the influence to help stabilize Afghanistan and chart a course toward peace and reconciliation.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Blog Post
A Grand Bargain for Yemen
Gregory D. Johnsen Jun 30, 2021
The next U.N. special envoy for Yemen will be uniquely positioned to spearhead a grand bargain that might be the international community’s last chance to reconstitute Yemen as a single state.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
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Libya’s Fragile Political Consensus Faces Daunting Challenges
Anna L. Jacobs Jun 16, 2021
Libya’s unity government is restoring ties with international partners and jumpstarting the country’s economy, but with a delicate political consensus will the interim government be able to deliver free and fair elections?
SECURITY
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The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40: Finally Ripe for a Regional Security System?
Emma Soubrier May 27, 2021
The signing of the Al Ula agreement ending the GCC crisis may finally allow the Gulf countries to establish a regional security system, an endeavor that has been decades in the making.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
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Hamas’ Intervention Lets Gulf Countries Off the Hook, But for How Long?
Hussein Ibish May 14, 2021
An Israeli-Hamas conflict is far more manageable than Al-Aqsa confrontations.
SECURITY
Blog Post
Saudi Arabia’s New Dialogue With Iran was Long in the Making
Hussein Ibish May 4, 2021
New talks reflect a broad range of regional and international developments in recent years.
SECURITY
Blog Post
Yemeni Soldiers and the Battle for Pay
Eleonora Ardemagni Apr 30, 2021
Lacking and intermittent payments to soldiers risk incentivizing local small wars that could persist regardless of whether a national conflict resolution deal is achieved.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Blog Post
The UAE’s Message of Hope, Delivered With a Soft-Power Focus and Some Strategic Hedging
Emma Soubrier Apr 22, 2021
The UAE’s Hope Consortium and Hope Probe illustrate a growing shift from a focus on hard power to a broader consideration of human security and the incorporation of new technologies.
SECURITY
Blog Post
The Great Fall: Putting Together Peace Talks for a Broken Yemen
Gregory D. Johnsen Apr 21, 2021
With Yemen’s increasingly fractured political landscape, the longer the war continues, the harder it will be to resolve.
IN FOCUS
Apr 16, 2021
The Biden Team Eyes the Conflict in Syria Warily
The Biden team must assess whether it has the leverage and sufficient regional support if it wants to continue with the status quo in Syria.
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