There is a good chance that another country will follow the UAE’s lead in the coming days, says Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.
Trump’s incoherent foreign policy doctrine has some GCC states questioning US commitment to their regime security, while Biden could usher in a reset of US-Gulf relations.
Having been under blockade for more than three years by its Gulf neighbours, Doha is in no position to completely sever its ties with Iran yet.
Three members of the bloc led by Saudi Arabia continue to enforce an economic and political blockade of Doha.
A number of rights groups have raised concerns surrounding the circumstances of al Shehi’s death, who was the latest victim of a protracted effort to quash dissent in the Kingdom.
The Gulf’s normalisation of ties with Israel out of strategic expediency has come at the expense of Palestinians.
The Sultanate is reeling from the double whammy of low oil prices and Covid-19. But with intra-GCC tensions high, a consensus on aid won’t come easily.
The Saudi-led bloc has shown signs that it wants to ease pressure on Qatar after nearly three years of a blockade against Doha.
Kuwaiti foreign ministry official is hopeful that a two and a half year old rupture between Doha and three Gulf states will finally come to an end.
Saudi Arabia may finally be realising that its marginalisation of Qatar has only strengthened Iran.
Arab visitors to Turkey, especially from Gulf nations, have steadily increased in recent years as have tensions between Turkey and some Gulf countries. So far it hasn't bled into the tourist scene, but there have been attempts to link the two.
The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic interests.
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