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This paper examines the defining characteristics of asymmetrical hostilities, in particular, the imbalance created when different security objectives – dominance or disruption – come into play.
The Bridge blog
Saudi Arabia moves to consolidate Arab and Muslim support, anticipating intensified confrontation or diplomacy.
The large wealth, small size, powerful rivalries, and apparent unwillingness to engage in full-scale war of the Gulf Arab states indicate that the future of conflict in the region will be hybrid.

By Andrew Leber

Amid recent tensions in the Gulf, a broad view of Saudi commentary reveals a range of articles that have emphasized deterrence and international action against Iran rather than an open use of force.
In the Media
Hussein IbishFor AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed Saudi Arabia’s goal of consolidating Arab and Muslim support during upcoming summits in Mecca.

Additionally, speaking with Ynetnews, Ibish discussed the implications of a planned U.S.-led economic conference on the Middle East peace process in Bahrain. For AP, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Gulf societies' views toward Gulf Arab governments' warming relations with Israel.

Bahrain's Daily Tribune covered Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki's presentation, “Artificial Intelligence in the Gulf Arab States: Future Prospects and Potential Challenges,” at Derasat, the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies.
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