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Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because...

Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off

Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to...

The Russian strategy in the Middle East

The Russian Federation has already won the war in Syria and is therefore the hegemonic power throughout the Middle East. Despite tensions at the...

Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular...

Targeting Islamic scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia, Saudi Arabia puts itself in the bull’s eye

By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world's foremost Islamic political...

Qatari opposition: A failed Quartet project

The stand-off between Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab bloc has entered its fifth month bringing to the surface some Qatari exile opposition figures. Despite...

Trouble in sport’s paradise: Can Qatar overcome the diplomatic crisis?

The crisis in the Gulf that pits Qatar against a UAE-Saudi-led alliance is Qatar's least problem when it comes to the 2022 World Cup....

Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions

Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia's three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's...

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far faltering effort to...

Iranian Perspective on Egyptian Revolution: From Optimism to Despair

From the Iranian perspective, Arab Spring and movements for Islamic resurgence in the Arab world were inspired by Islamic Revolution (1979) in Iran. It...

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A Journey Betrayed The Pretoria Agreement, signed on November 2022,...

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While leaning on the previous Institute’s analysis, this work...

Elevation of France as Major Arms Exporter in the World Causes and Implications

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Israel – Iran Conflict: The Imperative for Global Cooperation to Prevent Regional Escalation

For decades, Iran and Israel have been entangled in...

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