Issue 1169 PDF: Riyadh and Abu Dhabi usher Syria back in from the cold

GSN Issue 1169 cover
Issue 1169 - 18 May 2023

The issue leads with an analysis of the efforts exerted by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to bring the Syrian regime back into the Arab League. It highlights how even states which object to the rehabilitation of Damascus will not be opposing Syria's readmission, thanks to diplomatic pressure from Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.
The Politics section looks into the divisions within Yemen's anti-Houthi alliance, amid fears of secession by southern groups.
This issue also has a map of Yemen, which shows the balance of forces, as well as the key ports, and oil and gas locations in the war-torn country.
The Defence and Security section sheds light on Russian bids to acquire Iranian speed boats, adding to the list of military hardware that Tehran is providing Moscow with, which is used in the war in Ukraine. The section also reports on the UAE's decision to cancel an order for 12 Airbus H225M Caracal helicopters for financial and technical reasons.
Royals Watch reports on how the Qatar General Insurance and Reinsurance Company (QGIRC) is seeking compensation from former chairman Sheikh Nasser Bin Ali Bin Saud Al-Than "for his responsibility for the mistakes he made" while in charge of the business.  
This issue's View article showcases the problem of voter fatigue in Kuwait, where Kuwaitis will go to the polls again in June, for the third National Assembly election in as many years.
The two Risk Management Reports are on the UAE.


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