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UAE condemns state sponsored terrorism after Modi’s visit

News Analysis | India’s Prime Minister Modi visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 10, 2018 and after delegation-level talks between PM Modi and Crown...

US helping Saudis enrich uranium displays the strength of their alliance

James M. Dorsey | Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading...

“Arab Media War at the heart of Saudi Purges?”

James M. Dorsey | Long-standing Saudi efforts to dominate the pan-Arab media landscape appear to have moved into high gear with Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Macron travels to Saudi Arabia as controversy over Harriri heats up

Reuters | French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia...

Lebanon: A new theater opens for Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Amidst simmering crises in the Middle East, Lebanon finds itself in the thick of things as Saudi Arabia on Monday...

Why Saudi Arabia allowed women into sports stadiums?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to attend sporting events in three of the country’s stadiums raises as many questions as it provides...

Gulf crisis turn Qatar into potential model of social change

James M. Dorsey| Potential Qatari moves to become the first Gulf state to effectively abolish the region’s onerous kafala or labor sponsorship system, denounced as...

Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

James M. Dorsey | Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways...

Gulf media wars produce losers, no winners

James M. Dorsey | Feuding Gulf states that have pumped millions of dollars into public diplomacy appear to have done better in damaging the reputations...

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...

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...

The club of four castigate Qatar’s piecemeal response

News Analysis | The GCC surge against one of its member countries, Qatar continues as the crisis over its alleged support for terrorism turns into...

Fissures in the GCC: Qatar stranded by its Gulf neighbors

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, causing fissures in the powerful Gulf consortium ostensibly...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

Trump administration bans Laptops, Tablets & electronic devices on flights from...

David Shepardson & Mark Hosenball with News Desk Input Passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than...

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