Politics and Governance

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Pakistan’s New Government’s Bid for Gulf Financial Support

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is appealing to Gulf partners for essential economic support, which could serve as a political lifeline for the new government.

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Mr. Erdogan Goes to Jeddah, With Brotherly, Neo-Ottoman Hat in Hand

The visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Saudi Arabia underscores the continuing broader realignment among regional rivals.

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The Impact of the Ukraine War on Missile Diplomacy in the Middle East

Russian equivocation, U.S. distraction, and Gulf Arab states’ reliance on deterrence and defense will likely undermine prospects for addressing regional missile proliferation through diplomacy.

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Pressure Mounts to Form Iraqi Government

Iraq’s government formation drama might continue, but public pressure could force rival parties to reach a deal after Ramadan.

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UAE-U.S. Relations: What Went Wrong?

The UAE and United States have long enjoyed a steady and strong relationship, but it is now undergoing some stress testing.

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Iranian Claims Cloud Kuwaiti-Saudi Neutral Zone Deal

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s deal to develop the Dorra gas field could set up a confrontation between Iran and Kuwait – one of the GCC states with which Tehran has the most cordial relations.

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Implementing the China-Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: Not So Fast

While long on aspiration and flourish, implementation of the comprehensive strategic partnership has seemed short on substance, highlighting China’s long-held strategy of viewing Tehran as an expendable piece in its chess match with Washington.

Misleading Elements in Current “Gulf”-Israel Discourse

Regardless of the temptations to simplify or exaggerate, the GCC states’ relations with Israel require a discourse that is befitting their complexities and nuances.

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