UAE: Choosing sides in Sudan

The turmoil in Sudan is a test of the UAE’s increasingly activist foreign policy, whose key goals – the maintenance of stability and the attrition of Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood or MB) – are once more to the fore. Saudi Arabia is the other main supporter of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which is led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan Abdelrahman, but whose deputy chairman, the feared Janjaweed commander General Mohammed Hamdan Daglo (commonly known as Hemedti) is emerging as Sudan’s strongman. 4th July, Issue 1084. Read more

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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Saudi interest in Syria shifts towards the Kurdish east

Omani state minister for foreign affairs Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah’s 7 July visit to Damascus was the most high-level...

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Bahrain ‘workshop’ consolidates Trump ties, alienates Arab Street

Bahrain basked in a return to international prominence, as Manama hosted the 25-26 June Peace to Prosperity conference –...

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UAE: MBZ’s emerging legacy: a nation-state forged from conflict

The creation of a “national military ethos” in the UAE, involving Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) and other northern emirates, has been increasingly observed since GSN began analysing in 2015 the pattern of military deaths in Yemen and growth of nationalist symbolism around ‘martyrs’ of the Yemen conflict. It is a process that continues to gather momentum.

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