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Is the Sky the Limit to the China-Gulf Partnership?

China’s engagement in the Gulf could help Gulf states meet economic diversification goals, yet it could also exacerbate existing security challenges.

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Saudi Tourism to Turkey Suffers as Bilateral Tensions Grow

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Turkey may continue to push Saudi tourists to choose other destinations, adding pressure to an already struggling Turkish economy.

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UAE-Israel Economic Ties Proliferate in the Wake of Normalization

Economic ties between the UAE and Israel are moving rapidly in many different directions, but the hard work lies ahead.

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The Politics of Gulf Aid to Sudan

Sudan must determine how to attract stable and sustainable aid flows that don’t fluctuate wildly depending on shifting political winds.

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China’s Gulf Partnerships Likely to Weather Current Global Crises

The complementary nature of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Gulf “vision” development programs has established another pillar of China-Gulf cooperation.

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Gulf Humanitarian Diplomacy in the Time of Coronavirus

The Gulf Arab countries’ foreign assistance during the coronavirus pandemic hints at a slight evolution in their respective foreign policies.

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UAE Security Forum 2019: Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa

This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the UAE Security Forum 2019, “Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa,” held on December 12, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Qaboos Successor Must Focus on Economic Prioritization

Oman’s political transition presents the new sultan and his government with a choice to maintain the status quo of economic policy or undertake a deeper, structural transformation of the energy-dependent economy.

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Saudi, Emirati Economic Statecraft Secures Influence in Sudan

Saudi and Emirati efforts to preserve their position of primacy in post-transition Sudan is apparent in their willingness to assist in economic development, provide humanitarian assistance, and strengthen security cooperation with its government.

Oman: A Small Oil Player with Big Ambitions

With a stable political regime, strategic location, and attractive commercial terms, Oman has managed to raise oil production to record levels and draw in foreign oil majors.

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