Gulf

Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria
Why Arab Countries are Changing their Strategies Towards Syria

Many countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia perceive the post-war reconstruction of Syria as an opportunity to...

Friday, January 25, 2019

Qatar Leaving OPEC is More About Independence
Qatar Leaving OPEC is More About Independence

By leaving OPEC, Doha managed to highlight again the negative implications of the Saudi foreign policies since MBS rose to...

Monday, December 10, 2018

Yemen s Deepening Crisis and the Role of the International
Yemen’s Deepening Crisis and the Role of the International Community

The international community must put pressure on particularly Saudi Arabia and Iran as well as their local proxies to come...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Emirati claims for regional expansionism
Emirati claims for regional expansionism

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently emerged as a revisionist and expansionist state, not only in the Middle East...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Too Weak to Survive Too Big to Fail The Unknown
Too Weak to Survive, Too Big to Fail: The Unknown Future of the Sisi Regime in Egypt

It is obvious that the current Egyptian regime cannot follow an independent foreign policy. It is simply because the Sisi...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Turkey s Election and Erdogan s Middle East Policy
Turkey’s Election and Erdogan’s Middle East Policy

Turkey is likely to become a more influential actor in the politics of the Middle East. It is therefore vital that Western...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Turkey stuck between two fronts in the Middle East
Turkey stuck between two fronts in the Middle East

Conflictual and exclusivist foreign policies are simply zero-sum games; the normalization of politics in the Middle East...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in
The Rise of Mohammad bin Salman and the Dynamism in Saudi Foreign Policy

It is obvious that Mohammad bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia will continue to become an active and interventionist regional...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact
Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

The Turco-Qatari military cooperation holds a great potential in countering the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Second-wave of chaos in the Middle East
Second-wave of chaos in the Middle East

The problem is that Trump has neither a real plan to put a massive military presence in the region to limit Iran nor...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The significance of recent negotiations for the Gulf crisis
The significance of recent negotiations for the Gulf crisis

Despite the failure of phone diplomacy facilitated by U.S. President Donald Trump between the crown prince of Saudi Arabia...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Did Trump's 'selling Security to Rich Countries' Policy cause Gulf
Did Trump's 'selling Security to Rich Countries' Policy cause Gulf Crisis?

The Qatar crisis has been at the center stage of global politics for the past two weeks. The crisis began with Saudi...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Turkey the Gulf Crisis and Qatar s Economy
Turkey, the Gulf Crisis and Qatar’s Economy

Although a regional diplomatic crisis has plagued the Gulf in the past, the recent crisis has gone beyond a diplomatic one...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Turkey's Dilemma over Gulf Showdown
Turkey's Dilemma over Gulf Showdown

Ankara believes that the Saudi-led coalition’s isolation of Qatar backed by Trump, would like to press Turkey to become an...

Friday, June 9, 2017

The War on Terror From London Bridge to Qatar
The War on Terror: From London Bridge to Qatar

Washington's flawed Daesh policy, which was cooked for Barack Obama and reheated for Mr. Trump, pushed regional powers to...

Friday, June 9, 2017

What is behind the Crisis in the Gulf
What is behind the Crisis in the Gulf?

Gulf states have been at the center of the world’s attention since the May 20 Riyadh Summit, where President Trump...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Can Trump contain Iran
Can Trump contain Iran?

Unless the Trump administration can turn its goal of isolating Iran into a coherent policy, the steps taken by Washington...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sharing the Middle East and New Doctrines
Sharing the Middle East and New Doctrines

We will continue to see a competition of doctrines and shared concerns in the Middle East for quite a while. U.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Obama in Riyadh Can't Buy Me Love
Obama in Riyadh: Can't Buy Me Love

Realizing that Obama was committed to isolationism, the Saudis had no choice but to redefine their relationship with...

Monday, April 25, 2016

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