Growing Kuwaiti influence in the Gulf 

Growing Kuwaiti influence in the Gulf 

By Samuel Ramani March 1, 2018 Since the outbreak of the Qatar crisis on June 5, 2017, Kuwait has been described as a neutral mediator within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that seeks to accommodate both Saudi and Qatari interests. Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al Ahmad Al...
Is the GCC dead after the Qatar crisis? 

Is the GCC dead after the Qatar crisis? 

By Geoffrey Martin February 5, 2018 Is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) dead amid the Qatar crisis? The simple answer is, yes, it is dead, but in some ways this regional organization was never alive. One’s acceptance of this argument, of course, must rely on one’s...
Fire and fury in the Gulf

Fire and fury in the Gulf

By Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen  January 31, 2018   Amid the fire and fury of Michael Wolff’s explosive account of the Trump presidency so far, readers hoping for greater insight into some of the international controversies of his first year in office were left...