In the last five years especially, the government of Saudi Arabia has taken substantive steps to get women into the workforce. Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes that ‘the variety and depth of the reforms is remarkable, and indicates a methodical approach to reversing one of the lowest rates in the world’ ……..
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…….
Iran’s threats have been described as part of the IRGC’s propaganda warfare aiming to destabilise the region, according to analyst Mahmood Abdul Ghaffar who was quoted in the local press today. He went on to note: “In the past, Iran threatened to use its ballistic missile to strike various Gulf and US targets throughout the region,
Preparations are now in full swing for the Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC) being held alongside the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition from October 29th – 39th, 2019.
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…….
A workshop to study the criteria for evaluating government services was held with the participation of the head of the Central Evaluation Team, Ejlal Bubshait, Director of Surveys & Opinion Polls at DERASAT which is tasked with coordinating Governmental Service Centre Evaluations.
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 …….