Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Arabian Gulf

Syrian Dictator’s Rapprochement with his Neighbours

The Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad seemed to be hard pressed to believe his luck when the Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan visited him in Damascus this month. It was the highest-ranking...

Saudi Arabia’ Stability

Saudi Arabia is changing, and without protests from below and the “street”. Because with the crown prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud the constants of the kingdom shift. The House of Saud no longer...

United Arab Emirates Expectations from Expo

The media office of Dubai showed Emir Muhammad bin Raschid Al Maktoum when he was recently inspecting the final preparations for the expo. The world exhibition was opened last Friday. The area with its...

Historic and Positive Meeting.. Turkey and Efforts to Normalize Relations with UAE

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reception of Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE National Security Adviser, in Ankara, has opened a new door of normalization of Turkish relations with the region’s countries. The meeting...

Shift of power in Arabia?

The Jordanian King Abdullah was the first Arab head of state to be received by President Joe Biden. Biden drew a line under the preferential treatment towards the Gulf States in the White House....

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....