* | Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears |
| UAE submits notes to UN on Qatar’s interception of aircraft |
| Saudi violating international law in war on Yemen: HRW |
| Gulf crisis to seize Qatar’s wealth: Qatari royal |
| Saudi Aramco signs crude-to-chemicals technology pact | *

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Will Iraq realign toward Saudi Arabia in 2018?

Since King Salman ascended to the Saudi throne three years ago, Riyadh’s foreign policy has become increasingly muscular, underscored by the ongoing Yemen and Qatar crises.

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How are sovereign wealth fund decisions made?

Over the last eight years, considerations of politics and national security have come to play an influential role in the decision-making of Gulf sovereign wealth funds.

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Israel: A strategic partner for the UAE?

Despite Dubai’s remarkable success in transforming herself into a sprawling western-style financial hub, the UAE faced its most significant diplomatic crisis to-date in 2006.

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Qatar rides out the blockade

The air, land and sea blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt – otherwise known as the Quartet – has significantly impacted Qatar’s economy.

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Social effects of the Qatar crisis

While the political dimensions of the four-month-old Qatar crisis have been analyzed at length – and largely echo those of the Council’s 2014 rift – there has been less scrutiny of the row’s social impact.

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