Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Arabian Gulf

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the GCC Have a New Transactional Dynamic

By Neil Quilliam, an associate fellow in the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House, and Sanam Vakil, the deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House....

Tanker Crisis.. Iranian Army Attacks Saudi Arabia

Brigadier General Abu al-Fadl Shakarji, the spokesman for the Iranian armed forces, has accused the Saudi media of making media noise regarding the security of maritime navigation in the Sea of Oman. “The contradictory news...

US Investigations about Qatar’s Support for Iranian Revolutionary Guard

Well-informed US sources have revealed that the US State Department has begun investigating reports from Israeli intelligence that the Qatari government is funding the IRGC.  The sources have pointed out that Reuven Rivlin, the...

After Elections in Iran: Prospects of cooperation with the Gulf States?

Michael Laubsch, member MENA Research Center New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in one of his first public speeches seemed to reach out for the Iranian Arab neighborhood, while at the same time time proving the...

The US and the Saudi Prince

US President Joe Biden is taking a much tougher course with Saudi Arabia than his predecessor. Donald Trump and his administration have pampered Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the country's de facto ruler....

Integration of Refugees into European Societies! Required Conditions?

Local armed conflicts in some countries cause waves of displacement and asylum. Lives, security and livelihood of the population are threatened by these conflicts. Therefore, these waves of locals heading outside their country find...

Renewable energy in Arabia: The molecule of the future

About five years ago, the CEO of the Solar and Sustainable Energy Fund, Christofer Rathke, visited Saudi Arabia. There he wanted to warn investors and high-ranking officials that fossil fuels could quickly become less...

Cultural Liberalism in the Emirates

The fact that the United Arab Emirates are among the first to wake up from a global coma, in form of a book fair, can be understood as symbolic. The last real book show...

Ahmadinejad: Qatar Paid Millions to Release IRGC Prisoners in Syria

“Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar had paid $ 57 million to release 57 members of the Revolutionary Guards who were captured by an armed group in Syria,” this is...

Saudi Arabia and its new relations with the Mullahs in Iran

The Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman could not do without invoking his own strength. "The word fear does not exist in Saudi dictionaries, because Saudis are not afraid of anything," said the heir...