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The Ukraine Crisis Deepens Food Insecurity Across the Middle East and Africa

Supply chain interruptions and rising food and fuel prices are hitting countries in the Middle East and Africa particularly hard, given the heavy reliance on Russian and Ukrainian staple food imports.

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Tourism Ambitions Transform Saudi Arabia

The global opening and new embrace of arts and entertainment are indicative of broader trends as the kingdom navigates its "post-oil" future.

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Iraq and Kuwait Close the File on Reparations, Look to Open a New Chapter

Iraq’s final reparations payment to Kuwait may open the door to increased cooperation, but competing visions and shared security concerns will shape the future.

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EU and Oman: Small Steps Toward a Stronger Partnership?

The EU and Oman share a complementarity of means and goals in the Gulf, and a recent aviation agreement is an important step in a trust- and relations-building process aimed at deepening ties.

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Can Green Transition Help EU Build Better Relations With the Gulf?

As the EU tries to overcome its strategic confusion, the transition to a greener economy could provide opportunities for EU-GCC relations.

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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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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.

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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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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