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August 23, 2021
Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani gives a speech to the Shura Council in Doha, Qatar, November 3, 2020. (Qatar News Agency/Handout via REUTERS)
Qatar News Agency/Handout via REUTERS
Electoral Law Sparks Debate Over Qatari Citizenship and Political Rights
  Kristin Smith Diwan

While Qatar’s electoral rules may produce a more malleable legislative body, they pose the risk of upending the national unity forged over the course of Qatar’s dispute with its neighboring states.
Tunisia’s Political Crisis Reverberates Across the Region
  Anna L. Jacobs |
اقرأ بالعربية

Though Gulf states have different strategic interests and espouse contrasting ideas on how to achieve their goals, their official responses to the events in Tunisia suggest a preference for stability and security.
OPEC+ Contends With Conflicting Signals as Coronavirus Threat Persists
  Kate Dourian

Uncertainty hangs over energy markets as Washington calls on OPEC+ to open the taps, and the IEA warns of coming oil supply surplus.
For Raisi, Economic Issues Primed to Drive Iran’s Foreign Policy Agenda
  Banafsheh Keynoush

As long as Iran’s economy is spiraling downward, its new government will have some incentive to ease tensions abroad.
Water Politics and the Gulf States: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  Sima Aldardari

Gulf states have substantial economic and political stakes in the Horn of Africa that they are looking to maintain and expand by carefully positioning themselves as neutral actors in the dispute among Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia.
In this photo provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, civilians prepare to board a plane during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)
Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps via AP
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  أفغانستان كانت دائما عصية على الحلول الأمريكية والغربية
  على الرغم من المصالح الاستراتيجية المختلفة لدول الخليج، وتبنيها أفكارًا متناقضة حول كيفية تحقيق أهدافها، إلا أن ردود أفعالها الرسمية تجاه الأحداث الجارية في تونس تشير إلى تفضيلها للاستقرار والأمن
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