Opinion See All

Will the Appointment of a new Energy Minister relieve Saudi Arabia’s Economic Woes?

New Saudi economy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is the son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and an older half-brother of the Crown Prince. His...

The Era of Mohammed Bin Salman And Economic Relations between Saudi Arabia - Turkey

A General Overview of Saudi Arabia’s Economy Saudi Arabia, along with being the 26th largest export economy of the world, has the...

Is the UAE Changing its Strategy Toward Iran?

Despite years of close economic and cultural relations, the United Arab Emirates and Iran have been in opposite camps in regional politics. The...

Policy Brief See All

Election of Nechirvan Barzani as the President of KRG and its Implications

Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani took...

Qatar Crisis Enters Third Year: Dim Prospects for Dispute Resolution

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis that erupted in May/June 2017 is about to enter its third year. Realistically, an end to this emotional...

Christchurch Terror Attack, Brenton Tarrant’s Manifesto and the New Face of Terrorism

The terror attack carried out by Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand on March 15 has claimed the lives of 49 Muslims as of the time of writing at Al...

Analysis See All

Tribe and Tribal Ideology in Arabian Gulf States Foreign Policy Making: a Case Study of the Qatar Crisis

Largely unacknowledged in the international media, the blockade against Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt has been in place since...

The State of the Gulf Cooperatıon Council: From Loose Integration to Deep Fragmentation

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has shown certain signs of “loosening integration and deep...

Middle East Strategic Alliance and “Arab NATO” Discussions

Founded in 1945, the Arab League is considered to be one of the historical pioneers of the MESA structure. While the League of Arab States varies...