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Oil on Troubled Waters in the Middle East after Tanker Attacks

The potential disappearance of some 1 million barrels per day of Iranian oil, the continued decline in Venezuela’s production, and other geopolitical disruptions make for a tight market that can ill afford any further losses.

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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.

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Russia and the Gulf States: Pragmatic Energy Partners

The Gulf states have ceased to perceive Russia purely as an adversary; today Moscow is regarded as a reliable international partner but also a competitor.

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U.N. Mediation Effort in Yemen at a Crossroads

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen announced that the principal parties to the conflict are now prepared to implement key provisions of the Stockholm Agreement. Is this a done deal, or just one more false start for a process that is now the object of growing skepticism?

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Oil Price Recovery Gives OPEC and Allies Some Breathing Space

The recent rise in oil prices takes some pressure off OPEC and its non-OPEC allies. However Saudi Arabia seems to want a deeper drawdown in global inventories before deciding whether to loosen output restrictions.

Defining the U.S. Role in Yemen’s War

In the face of such deep divisions over the U.S. role in Yemen, what can the Trump administration do to help bring the destructive conflict to an end?

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Civil Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: Demand, Parity, and Risk

Highlighting the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, this paper studies the security policy implications of civil nuclear programs and assesses the prospects for indigenous nuclear industries and relationships with international suppliers.

Ottoman Revival: How are Regional Powers Reacting to Turkey’s Resurgence in the Middle East?

On May 9, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining Turkey's new and more assertive regional role.

Uber’s Acquisition of Careem Strengthens the Gulf’s Tech Credentials

Uber’s acquisition of its Dubai-based rival Careem signals a promising new phase for the Gulf’s technology sector.

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