Saudi Arabia & GCC

Is the failing Foreign Policy causing a drop in remittances for...

News Analysis | The simmering Gulf Crisis and the changing economic policies of GCC countries from oil dependence towards a knowledge-driven economic system for localization of jobs is...

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Turkey

The Turkish-Chinese Strategic Partnership Is Stronger Than Ever Before

Andrew Korybko | The Turkish Foreign Minister trumpeted his country’s strategic relations with China after a meeting with his counterpart on the sidelines of last weekend’s ASEAN Summit. As reported...

Iran

Trump’s hawkish diplomacy may compel Tehran to go nuclear

News Analysis | Iran's atomic chief on Tuesday stated that the country needs only five days to shift its uranium enrichment above 19% that is needed to produce...

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Syria & Middle East

UAE

UAE ambassador’s hacked mails: Was Qatar crisis a hoax?

James M. Dorsey | The hacked email account of Yousef al-Otaiba, the influential United Arab Emirates ambassador in Washington, has provided unprecedented insight into the length to which the small Gulf state is willing to go in the pursuit of its regional ambitions. one unintended consequence...
Islamic

Where is Islamic State’s Caliphate now?

News Analysis | In mid-July 2016, the Iraqi government forces declared victory over the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in the hard-fought battle of Mosul. The beleaguered group was completely annihilated in the historic city. The group’s de-facto capital, Raqqa, is also under siege by the US...
Beijing

The Damascus-Beijing bond: An emerging alliance

News Analysis | The Syrian quagmire is attracting the attention of many players in the game. The conflict has further exacerbated crises in the volatile Middle East. Amid uncertainty over the future, Beijing and Damascus are already discussing the post war scenario, one that will...

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