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…….
The latest strategic study from DERASAT by Abdulaziz Al Doseri, looks into the recent cooperation between Russia and OPEC which has come to be known as OPEC+; the study analyzes the nature of this relationship and its genesis.
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,
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 …….
Recent efforts by the Gulf states to improve their relations with Iraq in response to Iran’s interference in Iraq are discussed in this strategic study by Mahmoud Abdul Ghaffar.
With Boris Johnson expected to be voted in as prime minister, Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli looks at how the victory will increase the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, and potentially present new economic opportunities for the Gulf states.