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Redefining Gulf Security Begins by Including the Human Dimension

The coronavirus pandemic has come as a reminder of the urgent need for a renewed approach to security that no longer focuses merely on the political and military aspects of security but includes a broader look at people-centered dimensions.

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What the F-35 Deal Says About U.S.-UAE Relations

The fast tracking of the F-35 sale to the UAE raises questions regarding the incentives motivating all actors involved in the deal.

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Iran’s Post-Sanctions Weapon Purchases: Ambition Collides With Reality

Iran will do as it always has – seek to quietly develop asymmetric capabilities, ideally built domestically, and only purchase the few items that it cannot make hoping to counter key U.S. military capabilities.

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After the Embargo: Iran’s Weapons Agenda

The lifting of the arms embargo is not likely to result in an Iranian buying spree. But, the Islamic Republic’s arms exports in the post-embargo era may prove as significant as its potential procurements.

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Nuclear Power in the Middle East: The Politics of Stakeholder Coalitions

The creation and management of domestic and external stakeholder coalitions is intrinsic to a sustained commitment to nuclear energy in the UAE.

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Can Restoration of Electricity Spark a New Era in Relations Between Baghdad and Riyadh?

The U.S. “maximum pressure” approach to contain Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the Middle East has played a key role in the Trump administration’s determination to help Iraq and Saudi Arabia mend ties.

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Pakistan’s Military Steps In To Manage Tense Ties With Saudi Arabia

A swift Saudi pullout from an economic assistance program for Pakistan spells trouble for the bilateral relationship, but it would be unwise to write an obituary for Saudi-Pakistani ties.

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As UAE Nuclear Power Plant Comes On Line, Attention Turns to Saudi Plans

The Gulf appears to be approaching a new, uncertain era: a scramble for sources of uranium, possibly followed by the acquisition of dual-use technologies, enrichment, and a capacity for breakout.

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IRGC Academic Journals Acknowledge Protests Often Driven by Regime Missteps

Authors of articles published by Imam Hussein University of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps see the real challenges the regime is facing from the unprivileged slumdwellers and the politicized middle class and its grievances.

Will Reviving the Riyadh Agreement Quell Conflict in South Yemen?

A rigorous dialogue process will be necessary for the Riyadh Agreement to make a real, lasting difference.

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