Gulf countries have announced $125 billion of new projects during the first half of 2019. Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli looks into the pros and cons of investments into such construction projects and at whether these will reap economic benefits further down the line.
On 28 July 2019, a new form of bilateral cooperation was unveiled with the establishment of the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council. Mohammed Bu Hasan looks into the significance of this agreement…..
In the fourth and final part of Dr. Ashraf Keshk’s series of articles on the challenges and responses to regional security threats, he considers the strategic options open to Gulf States to counter these threats…….
Preparations are in full swing for the Middle East Military Conference (MEMTEC) being held October 29th and 30th October, 2019 – sessions will focus on the impacts of technological advances such as cyber defence and artificial intelligence for future warfare. Register via the website for attendance.
In the third part of Dr. Ashraf Keshk’s four-part discussion on the challenges and responses to regional maritime security threats, he delves into the complexities of countering Iran’s hegemonic ambitions…….
In the second part of Dr. Ashraf Keshk’s four-part discussion on the challenges and responses to regional maritime security threats, the problems facing security in the Horn of Africa are analysed …….
The latest strategic study by Dr. Fatima Alsebaie, sheds light on blockchain technology, analyzing adoption levels and trends in the GCC states compared to other countries in the world.
In this first article, of a what is a four-part discussions regarding the challenges to regional maritime security by Dr. Ashraf Keshk, the specific security aspects of the Indian Ocean and bordering states are considered ……….
As part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China has been offering many countries foreign aid in the guise of loans to build critical infrastructure. Dr. Omar Al Ubaidly discusses the impacts of this policy …..
Heightened security has been recognised by international forces notes analyst, Mohammed Ismael, quoted in the newspaper today……