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The Gulf crisis: Qatar’s 2022 World Cup moves into the firing...

James M. Dorsey | A French investigation into possible corruption in business deals related to Qatar’s winning of World Cup hosting rights moved the 2022 tournament a...
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Where trump might be vulnerable

Jacob G. Hornberger | It’s still not clear to me the particular crime for which special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump. Was it illegal...
Saud

Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi Arabia engages with Iraqi...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to...
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Saudi Silliness: Fracas with Qatar and Sectarian Injunction

Adnan Qaiser | In my paper in spring 2017: ‘Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset,’ I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie...
post-ISIS

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...
Small states

The Gulf crisis: Small states battle it out (SSRN Working Paper...

James M. Dorsey | Abstract Buried in the Gulf crisis is a major development likely to reshape international relations as well as power dynamics in the...

Teenage Saudi girl lauded for introducing Hijabi Emoji

News Analysis | A Saudi born teenager living in Austria has come up with an Emoji for the millions of the Hijabis like her, around...
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US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran,...
Qatar

Qatar scores, at least on the soccer pitch

James M. Dorsey | Qatar won more than a symbolic victory with a decision by European soccer body UEFA to award controversial television network Al Jazeera’s...
Gulf crisis

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...
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