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Will Kuwait and Senegal’s Exceptional Friendship Endure?

The long-standing partnership between Kuwait and Senegal has been beneficial to both parties. With a new emir, fallen oil prices, and a smaller 2021 budget, will Senegal remain a priority for Kuwait?

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What’s Behind the UAE’s “Shuffle” Diplomacy?

The diverging priorities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have given the UAE room to maneuver, and, increasingly, elements of the two emirates’ specific approaches are being consolidated within a unified strategy.

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Joining the Club: New Trends in Gulf Social Media

The new app Clubhouse is providing a much-needed space for contesting views and continuing debates that have been suspended for years in the Gulf.

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Will Libya’s Interim Government Manage To Get Foreign Forces Out?

As Libya approaches the 10th anniversary of the 2011 revolution, foreign interference could jeopardize efforts to form an interim government and hold elections.

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Oil Price Recovery Reverses 2020 Losses as OPEC+ Stays the Course

OPEC+ producers seem to have adopted a wait-and-see attitude, but as maintaining production cuts becomes more difficult for the smaller producers, they may be tempted to cash in while prices are high.

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Pandemic Stalls, But Won't Ground, Gulf Airlines

After a disastrous year for airlines worldwide, Gulf Arab carriers – both symbols and drivers of the air travel revolution of the past decade – must be agile to survive and thrive in a highly uncertain environment.

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Why the Saudis Ended the Dispute With Qatar

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s youth ambitions are behind the entry – and exit – from the Qatar standoff.

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What Will Become of the GCC?

Despite the reconciliation between Qatar and its neighbors, the Gulf Cooperation Council is far from united, and it is hard to know where the organization heads from here.

2021 Budgets Indicate Tough Economic Times Ahead

Mostly smaller budgets and conservative oil price assumptions signal the start of another challenging economic year for the Gulf region.

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