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Another Morocco-Algeria Rupture Jeopardizes Gulf Outreach, Regional Connectivity 

Gulf actors will be paying close attention to the dispute to make sure it does not transition to more direct conflict that could further jeopardize regional stability and strategic Europe-Mediterranean-Africa market linkages.

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With Taliban Takeover, Gulf States Maneuver in Afghanistan

The reemergence of the Taliban is being treated cautiously in the broader Middle East. But the U.S. withdrawal may leave a unique political space for more engagement from the Gulf Arab states.

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Iraq’s Water Crisis: An Existential But Unheeded Threat

Iraq’s new government will have its work cut out for it in addressing the water crisis. But time will not be on its side.

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Saudi-Emirati Competition Lays Bare State-Led Pursuit of Economic Interests

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are pushing to advance their economic interests, but it does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game.

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Flexibility, Multifaceted Objectives Contribute to Persistence of Gulf Free Zones

Free zones are poised to remain central elements of the post-coronavirus economic recoveries in Gulf Arab states despite shocks impacting the broader business-oriented sector and ongoing commercial reforms.

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Low-Carbon Energy in Iran

Iran’s renewable energy potential is sizeable and underdeveloped, and it provides an opportunity for more fruitful international cooperation.

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Keeping the Spirit Alive: Vision 2030 Five Years On

Saudi government outreach acknowledges the strains of diversification plans and austerity measures while also seeking to renew the public’s interest in achieving the economic transformation's goals.

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Oman's Protesters Seek Jobs and Reform

While the high rate of unemployment among youth sparked recent protests in Oman, the problem now goes beyond creating job opportunities.

The Line: A Promising Vision for a Progressive Future?

Regardless of whether The Line comes to fruition, the most important aspect of the project may be its promotion of a new vision of urban living.

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