As efforts are made to ensure a steady supply of vaccines and essential materials, it is the logistics hub in Qatar that may bring decisive advantages to the international table.
Turkey’s Mustafa Kemal Atatürk defied the superpowers of the period and successfully led a war of independence. More recently, some have suggested that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman might be in Atatürk’s footsteps.
Since Hassan Rouhani was elected President in 2013, his government has been trying to take Iran out of the FATF’s blacklist of “Non-Compliant Countries or Territories”.
In the event of the US lifting sanctions, one of Iran’s most difficult challenges will be to bring its data policy and banking regulations up to international standards.
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.
Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 US presidential election came at a time the Middle East is much more fractured than ever.
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.