Publications

Language and Politics in the Mena Region

The Arabic language emerged centuries before Islam, and it developed and reached its maturity after the Quran was revealed in Arabic. In that sense,...

Understanding Economic Relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia

The Middle East region was redesigned in the aftermath of the First World War according to the balance and interests between the world powers of the...

An Uncertain Future: Egypt’s Quest for Stability and Repositioning in Foreign Policy

Relations between Egypt and Turkey have always progressed on a sustainable trajectory since the establishment of ties in 1925, despite ups and downs...

Political Economy of the Suez Canal and the “Ever Given Crisis”

Initially promoted to reduce distances between countries in terms of time and cost, canals have emerged over time as the main arteries of global...

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...

The UAE-Israel Normalization: Political and Social Implications

The United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has stood out among the most important US allies in the Middle East particularly since 2016. Even when Trump was...