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 …..
In the wake of a number of security threats to oil tankers in the region, Dr. Ashraf Keshk looks at the challenges, at the various strategies in place and at who should, ultimately, be responsible for maintaining secure regional sea routes for international oil supplies.
As the technology revolution sweeps through all aspects of our lives, how is it impacting the world of education? Analyst, Ghada Abdulla looks at how Bahrain is adapting its education system to embrace these changes for the future .
The importance of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are discussed by Dr. Omar Al Ubaidydli following the recent Gulf-German Forum on security and cooperation, organized by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German-Arab Friendship Association
What is NATO’s role in securing international against potential Iranian threats? Following Acting Defense Secretary, Mark Asper’s recent call on NATO member states to publicly denounce Iran’s hostile actions and join US efforts to tighten its grip on Iran and ensure maritime security, Dr. Ashraf looks at the challenges to NATO in meeting this challenge.
Attitudes to the use of social media were explored in a recent survey undertaken by the Surveys and Opinion Polls Directorate at DERASAT which found that a majority of the respondents (77%) said that they did not rely on the credibility of the social media sites, and seek alternative sources to verify credibility….
As the Federal Reserve gets ready to cut interest rates, Analyst, Abdulaziz AlDosseri, looks back to the 2008 global financial crisis and the importance of interest rates to financial markets, currencies and commodities.
Following an article that sampled civic honesty, Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes the importance of trust and honesty to a thriving economy. The article ranked a sample of 40 countries in civic honesty, where people voluntarily refrain from opportunistic behavior and which saw Arab and Islamic countries dominate the lowest rankings.
How does Turkey’s deal to buy the S-400 missile system from Russia impact their relations with NATO and with the US? Dr. Ashraf Keshk considers this and Turkey’s unique security challenges….