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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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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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An Assessment of France’s Assertive Mideast Policy

In wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, in which the ISIL, killed 130 people, the French government confirmed on February 10 that it would extend the country’s state of emergency powers with an additional three months.

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Cybersecurity is the Gulf's Next Big Challenge

As with much of the rest of the world, the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including the UAE, view cybersecurity as a crucial priority.

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Economic Reform Barometer

Austerity, subsidy cuts, and diversification are buzz words in the Gulf states right now.

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Bridging the Cybersecurity Talent Gap: A Scene Setter for UAESF 2016

In the Gulf Arab states, cyberattacks targeting key installations cost an estimated $1 billion annually.

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Exuberance in Europe, Restraint in America: Iran Sanctions Realities

Since the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran took effect on January 16, Iran has orchestrated a flurry of diplomatic activity between European trade ministers, while courting attention from Russia and China.

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From Parliament to Prison: Leading Gulf Opposition Politicians Sentenced

While international attention last week turned to the confirmation of the death penalty for former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, some high profile convictions were handed down in the Arab Gulf states as well.

After the Camp David talks, the dialogue has just begun

It may not have been a massive breakthrough, but in defiance of most predictions, last week’s summit meeting between American president Barack Obama and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries proved a significant success.

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