Gulf Foreign Relations

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Battlefield Realities Overshadow Some Core Yemeni Concerns in Peace Process

With multiple interests at play, peacemaking in Yemen is a complex problem that goes beyond one party's willingness to take action.

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South Korea-Gulf Collaboration: Special, Smart, and Strategic

South Korea has transformed from a source of manpower to the Gulf Arab states into an exporter of advanced technology and services at a time of rapid change in the Gulf region.

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Russia’s Expanding Cooperation with Gulf Arab Countries on Syria

Russia hopes that engaging Gulf Arab countries could encourage their investments in Syria’s reconstruction process and facilitate Syria’s return to the Arab League.

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Libya 10 Years After the NATO Intervention: U.N. Report Explains Challenges

The U.N. Panel of Experts report illustrates exactly how militarized Libya remains today as well as how unsuccessful the international community has been in combatting foreign interference.

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Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and Pope Francis: A Meeting of the Minds in Najaf?

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq is likely to be long on symbolism and calls for peace, protection of religious minorities, and religious tolerance. But that it has taken place at all is a substantive achievement for all of Iraq’s people.

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Yemen Diplomacy Intensifies Yet Tensions Still Escalate

With an increasingly complex war in Yemen, can the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts help resolve the conflict?

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Assessing the Prospects for Saudi-Turkish Ties

Turkey appears ready to start a new chapter with Saudi Arabia, and for a comprehensive rapprochement to happen, both countries need to let bygones be bygones.

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Will Kuwait and Senegal’s Exceptional Friendship Endure?

The long-standing partnership between Kuwait and Senegal has been beneficial to both parties. With a new emir, fallen oil prices, and a smaller 2021 budget, will Senegal remain a priority for Kuwait?

The United States is Ready for Teamwork in the Gulf

The new direction taken by the Biden administration might reopen the doors for the United States and European allies to cooperate to bring more security and stability to the Gulf region.

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