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Despite beginning as a regional policy and being strongly encouraged by international organizations like the IMF, the VAT in the Gulf is becoming an increasingly country-focused initiative.
The Bridge blog
For the Gulf Arab states, renewables could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also supporting economic goals of meeting increasing domestic energy demand and creating jobs.
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ترامب يريد الخروج من أفغانستان، لكنه يخاطر في إدخال المنطقة في نفق مظلم وخطير؟
لا تزال التوترات في الخليج تتنامى وسط احتجاز إيران ناقلة نفط تجارية. وتأتي مصادرة الناقلة العراقية بعد أسبوعيْن من إطلاق المواقف عقب احتجاز القوات البحرية التابعة للحرس الثوري الإيراني ناقلة بريطانية في 19 تموز/يوليو بسبب عدم امتثالها للقواعد البحرية الدولية
An increase in cyberattacks across the Persian Gulf has underscored the region's rising geopolitical tensions and cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Tehran opportunistically endorsed and supported the Houthis as they wage a low-cost but high-yield proxy war against Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Iranian cryptocurrency developers have created a blockchain platform, IranRescueBit, to facilitate aid donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin — a move that threatens to undermine sanctions at the center of the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" campaign.
In the Media
Kristin Smith DiwanFor CNN, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi Arabia’s position in Yemen’s conflict. CNN additionally cited Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish’s analysis for the Carnegie Middle East Center.
In the Media
Hussein IbishSenior Resident Scholars Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish spoke to an audience of foreign affairs professionals in the Near East/North Africa Area Studies seminar at the Foreign Service Institute.

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