The ongoing Lazareva file

The ongoing Lazareva file

By Dr. Theodore Karasik13/7/2019 Marsha Lazareva, a famous Russian businesswoman in the Middle East, previously served as the CEO and vice-chairman of KGL Investment (KGLI), a private equity and venture capital firm. Lazareva, a graduate of the Wharton School of...
Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

By Austin Bodetti10/7/2019 Mired in political violence since 2015, Yemen has often struggled to assert itself on the international stage. Before Iran-allied Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni capital of Sana‘a in 2014, Yemen harbored geopolitical ambitions. Ali Abdullah...
Hemeti’s patrons in the Gulf

Hemeti’s patrons in the Gulf

By Austin Bodetti3/7/2019 Sitting at the edge of Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan has often seemed an outlier in the Arab world. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have turned the African country into the latest frontier of a campaign for regional...
The Gulf’s balance between the US and China

The Gulf’s balance between the US and China

By Austin Bodetti20/6/019Although the United States has a much longer history in the Persian Gulf than China, Beijing is moving fast to pull the wealthy region into its economic sphere of influence.The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s investment strategy for...