Emirates

Battle of the Barrels

2021-07-19

The public disagreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia this week in the OPEC+ group has shaken international markets given the high stakes involved for a deal supporting...

details

Hope in Space

2020-07-15

The United Arab Emirates plans a space mission to Mars this week, bolstering the country’s regional power status.

details

How Will the Coronavirus Crisis Affect Your Middle Eastern Focus Area in the Coming Months?

2020-04-07

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

details

Mahathir’s reforms could put Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the spot

2018-06-01

Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation’s relations with powerful Gulf States.

details

EU removes Tunisia, UAE from tax-haven blacklist but won't say why

2018-01-25

Observers say lack of clarity among EU member states over delisting likely an attempt to preempt questions about their own tax havens

details

What the UAE fears most: Democracy

2017-08-27

The Emiratis can intervene in the regions conflicts, install dictators, and arrange coups. They can apply maximum force. They will never, however, govern with consent

details

Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action

2017-07-03

Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani rejects demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates

details

Gulf crisis ties global soccer governance into knots

2017-06-24

the essential role of FIFA is to deal with football and not to interfere in geopolitics

details

Gulf crisis: A battle for the future of the Middle East and the Muslim world

2017-06-12

It’s a battle that has pockmarked the Middle East and North Africa since World War Two

details

Qatar - GCC Split, What are the Options?

2017-06-11

Although the reason behind the crisis haven’t been revealed, some have insisted that it is economic and is a result of Qatar’s massive natural gas reserves

details

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Qatar almost triple in four years

2016-02-23

Stockholm Peace Institute study shows Gulf states amassing huge military stockpiles, as US remains biggest exporter

details