May 28, 2017

Tag Archives: Gulf Cooperation Council

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View from Riyadh: Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia and Gulf Unity!

President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia comes weeks after his meeting with the Kingdom's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in White House in March this year. (Photo via video stream)

The Trump administration has decided to rehabilitate its time-tested alliance with the Gulf and allied Arab and Muslim states, such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan and Turkey. Read More »

Saudi Arabia is Simmering at Home?

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud receives governors of regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of their 22nd annual meeting. (Photo courtesy SPA)

To hear Saudi leaders tell it, the kingdom is under constant threat from Iran. But graver threats of their own making lurk at home. Opinion-makers in Saudi Arabia itself have a different narrative about the growing instability in the region. Here is what they argue. Read More »

New Anchors for US-Egypt Relations

In the past year-and-a-half, many Egyptians’ overriding focus has been security—both basic law and order and economic stability. (Photo by Omar Robert Hamilton, Creative Commons License)

Top US policymakers increasingly speak of Egypt as a problem to be managed, their attention focused on avoiding the worst-case outcomes of state collapse. The past four years have taken a serious toll on U.S.-Egypt ties. But 2015 offers potential opportunities, requiring the two countries to learn some lessons from the past and to look to the future. Read More »

Oil Prices: Will the Gulf States Run Out of Power?

(Photo by Andrew Mager, Creative Commons License)

How vulnerable are the Gulf economies to low oil prices and how will they cope if the current slump continues? Read More »