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Structural Transformation Pressures Intensify Intra-Gulf Economic Competition

It has long been argued that the model of the economy, politics, security, and foreign policy built by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member...

Biden’s Decisions Related to Yemen: Is it a Step Towards Peace or Unforced Concessions to Iran?

“This war has to end…. we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms...

A Threshold for Bahrain: From a ‘Retweet Island’ to ‘Spoiler’ of Saudi-Led Gulf Reconciliation?

The six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed a ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement on January 5, 2021, at the 41st...

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Investments as Foreign Policy Instruments: The Cases of Saudi Arabia, The UAE and Qatar

The Gulf countries differ from other Middle Eastern countries with their high economic incomes and relatively low population.  Despite ...

Investments in Armaments and Military Infrastructure of Egypt in the Al-Sisi Period

According to the classification made by the "Global Fire Power" in 2020, the Egyptian Army ranks as the 9th most powerful army in the...

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act and the United Arab Emirates

Unlike the other sanctions introduced against the Assad regime during the civil war, the Caesar Syria Protection Act, which was adopted by the US...