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  • Omar

    When it comes to the Middle East, a former boss of mine once told me “conspiracy theories, are a regional sport”. This to be fair, is still true today, although it has become increasingly hard to counter the tall tales pushed by these enthusiastic theorists. Nearing the end of Obama’s eight year tenure, the world

  • india

    India has strong economic and cultural ties to the West Asia region, including both the GCC countries and Iran. A series of important events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring, and the Iranian nuclear deal, are contributing to a new balance of power in the region. This creates

  • Omar

    After five years of continuously worsening conflict in Syria, the chances of any decisive outcome are bleak at best. The superpowers and their allies continue to dither at the negotiating table, exacerbating the conflict and the misery of millions of Syrians. Continue

  • al-ubaydli

    Game theory was developed in the wake of World War 2 to assist policymakers in analysing interdependent decision-making, which arises when what you want to do depends upon what others want to do, most notably in situations relating to conflict over resources – the alternative is decision theory, where your decision is independent of others’

  • opec-russia

    Oil prices have declined significantly since the middle of 2014, causing significant concern among major oil exporters, among the Russia and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE). There have been significant calls for cooperation between the GCC states, other OPEC members, and Russia, with

Interesting Stats
  • 17.5%

    Increase in the value of the Bahraini Dinar in February 2015 compared to February

  • 3.8%

    Bahrain’s unemployment rate during December 2014

  • 5.1%

    Bahrain’s annual GDP growth during the third quarter of 2014

In The Media
  • "Bahrain’s leading research institution that contributes to organizing key dialogues"

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa
    Deputy Prime Minister