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US’ grand strategies upset by asymmetric opponents

Washington’s new National Security Strategy (NSS) opens with a preamble, signed by Barack Obama – a president burnishing...

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There will never be a good time to cut subsidies

As the low price of a barrel of oil begins to tip the fiscal balances of countries across the Gulf region, there is a cogent...

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Charlie Hebdo free speech debate is an opportunity to push for reform

The hypocrisy of Saudi Arabia sending minister of state for foreign affairs Nizar Bin Obaid Madani to France to take part in...

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A year overshadowed by threat from Sunni extremists

No one expected a quiet year in the Gulf, given the ongoing conflicts and ugly groundswell of sectarianism throughout the...

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Kuwait: Commodifying citizenship will not solve bidoon problem

In early November, Kuwait’s assistant undersecretary for citizenship and passport affairs, Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah,...

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GCC still struggling to get its act together

The decision by Bahrain and the UAE to withdraw from the World Handball Championship 2015, due to begin in Qatar on 15...

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Politics at play as UK leaders and media point the finger

Speculation continues to surround the UK government’s as yet unpublished report into the Muslim Brotherhood, commissioned...

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Iraq reconstruction remains elusive as corruption depletes finances

Fiscal and monetary issues may seem irrelevant while (according to most external narratives) Iraq’s very existence within...

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Qatar: Prominent Muslim Brothers leave Doha as alliances shift – a little

Reports that Qatar had expelled several Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood provoked a flurry of reactions in...

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Iran: Crunch time looms for nuclear deal

Fears that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s illness could lead to a major internal power struggle within the next, critical few...

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Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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Region: Azerbaijan cultivates range of relations

Azerbaijan’s capital Baku played host to another group of visiting Gulf officials on 18 March as a Saudi delegation led by...

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Progress in Hodeidah but warnings of trouble elsewhere in Yemen

In United Nations-backed talks in Hodeidah in mid-February, a detailed programme of action was agreed to implement a Houthi withdrawal from the port city – the first of the three areas of agreement at the Stockholm peace conference in December. The plan should allow a resumption of humanitarian operations at the port under UN supervision – a critical step if the famine sweeping Yemen is to be tackled – but progress remains painfully slow and Hodeidah remains just one part of a complex arena.

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Khashoggi’s ghost still haunts Saudi policy in Yemen and MBS at home

Try as it might, Saudi Arabia can’t put the murder of Jamal Khashoggi behind it. Four months after the brutal killing in...

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