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Mattis’ Resignation is Bad News for Gulf Arab Countries

Dealing with an unpredictable, exceptionally political, and nonstrategic administration in Washington poses serious problems for all U.S. allies, including those in the Gulf.

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The War in Syria is Transforming the IRGC into an Expeditionary Force

The metamorphosis of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps into an expeditionary force as a result of the Syrian war bodes ill for the United States and its allies in the Middle East, who will likely encounter a more confrontational Islamic Republic in the future.

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GCC Interests in the Horn of Africa: Economic Interests and Security Strategies

In this video, Annette Weber, Michael Woldemariam, and Elizabeth Dickinson discuss economic interests and security strategies of the Gulf Arab states in the Horn of Africa region.

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GCC Interests in the Horn of Africa: Historical Connections, Red Sea Stability

In this video, Mohammed Baharoon and Elizabeth Dickinson discuss historical ties, as well as economic and security interests, between the Gulf Arab states and the Horn of Africa region.

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The Geoeconomics of Reconstruction in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has exacted a disastrous toll on the country. This paper considers the outside forces in the conflict, seeking to elucidate who they are, what the nature is of their involvement, and what their converging and conflicting interests mean for reconstruction.

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The Midterms Could Reshape U.S.-Gulf Arab Relations

The midterm elections may illustrate that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have become too much of a partisan issue in U.S. politics.

Limited Iranian Losses in Iraq Do Not Indicate Lesser Strategic Interest

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps only suffered 43 losses during the fight against ISIL in Iraq. But this is not a sign that Tehran lacks an interest in Iraqi affairs.

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