GCC Dispute

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Eyes on U.S., Regional Concerns, UAE and Turkey Improve Ties

There has been a dramatic uptick in movement from the UAE and Turkey toward restoring ties, but does the recent attempt at rapprochement have greater staying power than previous outreach efforts?

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The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40: Finally Ripe for a Regional Security System?

The signing of the Al Ula agreement ending the GCC crisis may finally allow the Gulf countries to establish a regional security system, an endeavor that has been decades in the making.

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Qatar’s Regional Relations and Foreign Policy After Al Ula

The agreement ending the rift with Qatar seems to have helped mitigate some regional tensions, but will the spirit of cooperation continue?

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Resolution of Gulf Rift Not Likely to Mend Fault Lines in North Africa

Aspects of the Gulf conflict have trickled down to North Africa and fault lines have further hardened in various states due to their own internal political and socioeconomic dynamics.

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Gulf Reconciliation Offers Uneven Economic Gains

Economic gains associated with the Gulf reconciliation will be narrow and limited, and any economic momentum should be channeled to tackle longer-term challenges in the region.

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With New Gulf Agreement, Will Qatar Change?

Why has Qatar so doggedly pursued policies that so often have such adverse repercussions on its relations with its closest neighbors?

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Qatar-Tunisia Ties Spur Competition with Gulf Arab Neighbors

As regional competition intensifies across the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia is likely to become another strategic fault line.

Turkey’s Resurgence as a Regional Power Confronts a Fractured GCC

This paper reviews how Turkish-Gulf Arab relations have developed in recent years, particularly following the end of the main civil war in Syria.

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