A regional plan of action to complement the JCPOA
With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaching, there is much discussion on the fate of JCPOA not only in Washington and Tehran, but also in regions worldwide.
Biden’s presidency: Implications for Turkey and the Gulf
Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 US presidential election came at a time the Middle East is much more fractured than ever.
Gulf State Analytics reacts to the Abraham Accords
The United Arab Emirates and Israel formalized full-fledged diplomatic relations on August 13, marking a watershed in Gulf-Israel relations.
What Gulf states can learn from the Belarus crisis
It might come as a surprise that the Gulf states have more than a passing interest in events in Belarus.
Turkey: Between the EU and GCC
Historically, while referring to Turkey’s geopolitical importance, the metaphor of the bridge explains its position between East and West.
Why the UAE wants Somalia in the Yemen conflict
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.
Preventing future catastrophes at MENA ports
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.
Annexation or no annexation, little will change in Israel-GCC relations
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.
Revisiting Hezbollah’s disarmament quandary
For many years, there has been an intense debate over whether or not Lebanon’s Hezbollah group should be disarmed.
Why did the US pull two Patriot missile batteries out of Saudi Arabia?
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.