The United Arab Emirates and Israel formalized full-fledged diplomatic relations on August 13, marking a watershed in Gulf-Israel relations.
It might come as a surprise that the Gulf states have more than a passing interest in events in Belarus.
Historically, while referring to Turkey’s geopolitical importance, the metaphor of the bridge explains its position between East and West.
In late June, the UAE asked Somalia to enter the conflict in Yemen in return for financial incentives and the reopening of a medical facility.
The detonation of what appears to be 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s harbor on August 4, proves that shoddy management practices brought about by poor Lebanese governance, especially in the port’s management itself, can be deadly.
It is important to question how the proposed Israeli annexation of 30 percent to 40 percent of the West Bank could impact Tel Aviv’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
For many years, there has been an intense debate over whether or not Lebanon’s Hezbollah group should be disarmed.
The US decision to withdraw two Patriot missile battery systems from Saudi Arabia, along with the 300 soldiers that operated them, has led to speculation about the motive of the move.
On June 4, Michael White was released from prison in Iran into Swiss custody and repatriated to the United States. Four days later, Dr. Majid Taheri was released from prison in the United States and returned to Iran.
On April 28, the United Arab Emirates sent 20 tons of medical aids for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in Indonesia.