Regional Affairs

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Why is GCC Inflation So Low?

Consumer prices have risen much less in the Gulf states than in the United Kingdom and United States largely because of the idiosyncrasies of GCC economies.

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Macron’s Midsummer Rendezvous: France-Gulf Ties Take Center Stage

For the French president, hosting the two Gulf leaders in July may have been a calculated risk amid a more forgiving domestic and regional political context.

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Why Turkey’s Elections Matter for the Gulf

After a year of reconciliation efforts between Ankara and Gulf capitals, looming elections threaten to cast a shadow on those recently restored relationships.

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India’s Shift From Strategic Restraint to Strategic Recalibration in West Asia

As India aspires to be a great power and rule shaper in international politics, minilateral forums, like I2U2, provide India an opportunity to navigate international problems collectively and advance its economic interests.

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Expats Central to Gulf’s Post-Pandemic, Oil-Fueled Growth Plans

Regional governments are balancing a desire to attract high net worth individuals and skilled expatriates against the need to ensure the economic welfare of their citizenry.

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The European Union’s “Strategic Partnership With the Gulf”: Half-Speed Ahead

The EU’s Gulf strategic partnership strategy can best be read as a statement of intent and independence, establishing a new baseline for cooperation in the face of a series of major systemic and state challenges.

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Libya Resumes Pumping Oil, but Political Crisis Drags On

U.N. diplomatic efforts on the ground keep a lid on the conflict, but the prospects for a roadmap to elections – and greater stability – remain dim.

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I2U2 Summit Overlooks Geopolitics in Favor of Economic Collaboration

The grouping of India, Israel, the UAE, and the United States is likely to remain successful only if it is a harbinger for the present and future in the economic development domain and not a prisoner of the past in the security sphere.

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Biden’s Middle East Trip Achieved as Much as Possible

The U.S. president didn't return from the region with a long checklist of accomplishments, but he didn't go with a checklist of ambitions.

Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Oil and Gas

China’s willingness to boost imports of discounted Russian crude oil reinforces why Gulf oil- and gas-producing states should strive for diversified energy partnerships.

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