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Saudi-Brokered Deal Defuses Tensions in Yemen’s South, but Security Challenges Linger

The Saudi-brokered bargain, referred to as the Riyadh agreement, is a significant breakthrough that, if successful, will prevent the fragmentation of the country and avert a new civil war.

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Putin’s Visit to the Gulf Puts Growing Russian Influence on Display

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.

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Can a 19th Century Maritime Truce Help Ease 21st Century Tensions in the Gulf?

The 1835 Maritime Truce between the tribal chiefs of the southern Gulf littoral could provide a model for reducing conflict and establishing a more secure Gulf.

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With Heightened Tensions in the Gulf, Iran Seeks Its Own Partners

Announcing planned naval exercises with Russia and China, Tehran is demonstrating that it is cautiously choosing its actions in its ongoing feud with Washington and Riyadh.

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Saudi Ambition Confronts New Vulnerability

Saudi Vision 2030 champions national pride and a new economy of tourism and technology. But a direct hit on the kingdom’s central oil processing plant at Abqaiq ruthlessly reveals: As yet, the kingdom’s future still depends on allies, and oil.

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Asian-Led Collective Security for the Gulf

With heightened tensions in the region, it may be time for the Gulf Arab states to recalibrate their security arrangements, and Asian countries – which are the region’s main economic partners – could play a role.

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Global Oil Stocks Mitigate Market Impact of Saudi Attacks

Despite cutting more than half of Saudi Arabia’s current crude oil production, the market response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has been muted.

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A Fractious Unity: Conflict Dynamics in Yemen’s South

Rising tensions in Yemen’s South are rooted in long-held Southern grievances and a desire for autonomy.

Party of One? Maritime Coalition Challenges in the Gulf

Gulf maritime security may be morphing from a U.S. responsibility into a multinational responsibility.

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