Samuel Ramani

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Samuel Ramani is a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is also a geopolitical analyst and commentator, who contributes regularly to the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Al-Monitor and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Saudi, Emirati Economic Statecraft Secures Influence in Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to preserve their position of primacy in a post-transition Sudan is apparent in their willingness to assist in economic development, provide humanitarian assistance, and strengthen security cooperation with its government.

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Russia's Strategic Balancing Act in Yemen

Russia’s policy of strategic nonalignment in Yemen can be explained by Moscow’s interests in the Gulf of Aden, soft power promotion aspirations in the Middle East, and desire to balance the conflicting interests of its regional partners.