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China’s Gulf Partnerships Likely to Weather Current Global Crises

The complementary nature of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Gulf “vision” development programs has established another pillar of China-Gulf cooperation.

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The UAE’s Space Initiative Looks to Mars

A year after sending an astronaut into space, the UAE is poised to be the region’s first country to explore Mars.

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Gulf States’ Demographics Favorable to the Growth of the Sharing Economy

Gulf governments see the sharing economy as a source of jobs for young people and promising outlet for entrepreneurs.

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Free to Game: E-sports in the Gulf

Discussions over establishing an e-sports free zone in Dubai reflect the high-growth potential of competitive online gaming across the broader Gulf region.

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The Political Ramifications of the Gulf’s Digital Transformation

Gulf Arab states are striving to become tech-driven, knowledge economies, but the digital path ahead is bound to be bumpy.

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Uber’s Acquisition of Careem Strengthens the Gulf’s Tech Credentials

Uber’s acquisition of its Dubai-based rival Careem signals a promising new phase for the Gulf’s technology sector.

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Podcast Production in the Gulf Arab States: Expanding Beyond the Region

Despite the challenges still facing podcast production, the enthusiasm of khaleejis to spread podcasting culture is encouraging collaboration and the passionate embrace of podcasting across the Arab region.

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Podcast Production in the Gulf Arab States: The Surge of Saudi Podcasting

With Saudi Arabia’s prolific work in online content creation and social media consumption, it is no surprise that Saudis are following the global trend in podcast creation.

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Podcast Production in the Gulf Arab States: Build It, and They Will Come

Podcasting culture is rapidly spreading across the Gulf. Though it still has a long way to go before catching on with the masses, it offers opportunities for growth and lucrative business prospects.

Al-Moatasem al-Mamari: Institutionalizing Omani Youth Movements

AGSIW spoke with al-Moatasem al-Mamari, a physician engaged with youth and media, about the development of youth movements in Oman as well as their cultural impact and government interaction with them.

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