Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO of Gulf State Analytics (@GulfStateAnalyt), a Washington, DC-based geopolitical risk consultancy.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
The pandemic provides a chance for the US to reassess its financial warfare against Iran and generate some goodwill.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
The plan throws global diplomatic conventions out the window and opens the door for a future where only might is right.
The Yemeni people cannot afford another setback to peace.
The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
The Iranian response to the assassination of Soleimani may have been for domestic consumption, but Trump's erratic decision-making may still force Iran's hand.
The entry of African mercenaries risks further destabilising the situation in Libya and presents risks for the countries these fighters will return back to.
Expect the Gulf crisis to continue well into 2020, even if Saudi-Qatar relations thaw.
The warlord Khalifa Haftar's cunning exploitation of geopolitical rivalries has handed Russia outsized influence over the conflict.
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
Iran stands to lose the most in the near future, but Saudi Arabia won't be far behind as protesters across the Arab world demand an end to foreign interference in internal affairs.
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