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How Trump’s National Security Strategy Will be Read in the Gulf

When Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States just over a year ago, Washington’s Gulf Arab allies were generally optimistic.

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The New Rules of Monarchy in the Gulf

This summer has seen significant developments in the Arabian Peninsula, from the embargo placed on Qatar by four Arab countries, to the change in succession in Saudi Arabia.

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How Egypt Wound Up in the Center of a Gulf Cooperation Council Dispute on Qatar

Egypt is at the ideological center of the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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JASTA: American Politics and U.S.-Saudi Relations

Panelists discuss the JASTA and its various impacts, as well as the international response and implications for U.S.-Saudi relations.

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Saudi Presence at the UN: A Force to Confront Regional Conflicts

As the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) wraps up, it is time to reflect on the headline-grabbing speeches and powerful stances expressed by world leaders.

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The Personal is Political: Gender Identity in the Personal Status Laws of the Gulf Arab States

This paper examines personal status law in the six Gulf Arab states, and the limitations PSLs impose on women’s autonomy and the role of women within the family.

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UAE Labour Mobility Reforms Create Winners and Losers

In 2011, the UAE dramatically reformed its kafala system by allowing migrant workers with expiring contracts to change employers without the initial sponsor’s permission.

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Russian Bombers in Iran Are a Symbol, Not a Strategy

There has been a tremendous amount of press coverage devoted to the initiation earlier this week of Russian bombers flying missions over Syria from a base in Iran.

Why Has Tehran Allowed Russian Bombers to Use an Iranian Base?

In a highly dramatic development, Russian bombers have begun using an Iranian base for bombing missions over Syria.

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