In: Saudi Arabia

The Gulf Crisis: A Coming Out of Small States
July 14, 2017

Buried in the Gulf crisis are two major developments likely to shape future international relations as well as power dynamics in…

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The rise of Mohammed bin Salman: A mixed blessing?
June 20, 2017

Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed bin…

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The Gulf Crisis: Southeast Asia has seen it all before
June 20, 2017

Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf. To Saudi Arabia and the United Arab…

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The Gulf Crisis: Grappling for a face saving solution
June 19, 2017

A two-week old conflict in the Gulf goes to the core of key issues in international relations that hamper the fight…

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Stepping up the pressure: Saudi strong arms Muslim nations
June 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia, in a first move to pressure mostly Muslim states to join its campaign against Qatar, has persuaded six sub-Saharan African nations…

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The Longer the Crisis, The Harsher the Impact
June 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the UAE appear to be contemplating engineering a military coup in Qatar with the stakes in the Gulf…

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Pakistan’s “Ummah” – Part 1
June 13, 2017

How do the numbers in Pakistan look? So, there we have it folks. The complete unvarnished truth. No pussy footing. No…

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Gulf Crisis: A battle for the Middle East and the Muslim world
June 12, 2017

A Saudi and UAE-led campaign to force Qatar to halt its support for Islamists and militants is little else than a…

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Crisis in the Gulf: Escalation or negotiation?
June 8, 2017

Turkey’s parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country’s military base…

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Gulf Crisis: Surrender or dig in for the long haul
June 6, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, by breaking off not only diplomatic but also economic relations with Qatar, is likely to…

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