As professional soccer players are subjected to intense public pressure to take large pay cuts, Dr Omar Al-Ubaydli discusses why the level of pressure has been much higher than that faced by other millionaire professionals.
What changes might occur to the concept of national security in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Dr. Ashraf Keshk discusses the potential implications and mechanisms to preserve national security.
Countries around the world are seeing the benefits of community voluntary work in supporting government actions towards combating Coronavirus, Dr. Ashraf Keshk looks at the success of Bahrain's experience.
Bahrain's strategic and proactive management of the Coronavirus crisis has been noted internationally for its success. Dr. Ashraf Keshk examines the measures taken compared to other countries and at the factors that have contributed to this international success story.
As the European Union prepares for a new maritime security mission off the Libyan coast in order to monitor the arms embargo, Dr. Ashraf Keshk examines previous missions designed to protect essential trade routes and considers the potential impact and challenges associated with current and future EU maritime security measures.
Following on from US President Donald Trump's call for NATO to play a greater role in Middle East issues in the wake of the exposure of US military bases, Dr. Ashraf Keshk examines the potential for an escalation in the current confrontation.
Saudi Arabia hosted a Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF) that aimed to address the threats, challenges, risks and cyber opportunities in order to “build a secure, resilient and prosperous cyber world for all”. Dr Ashraf Keshk looks into the proceedings of the conference and at the vital role cyber defence plays in countering future security risks.
Following the recent opening in Egypt of the largest military base on the Red Sea, Dr. Ashraf Keshk examines the reasoning behind the new base and its likely contribution to national and regional security.
Countries bordering the Red Sea or Gulf Of Aden recently signed a charter activating a new 'Council of Arab and African Coastal States of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden'; Dr. Ashraf Keshk considers the new Alliance and its potential impacts on the security of the region.
The assassination of Qasem Soleimani has thrown the need to increase regional security measures into the spotlight - Dr. Ashraf Keshk discusses what sort of measures are needed and where focus should be.
At the Istanbul NATO Summit in 2004, the GCC countries were invited to form a partnership with NATO in the framework of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, which aimed at enhancing security and stability throughout the region. Dr. Ashraf Keshk looks back at the history of the initiative and at the various successes and future challenges.
Following the signing of the GCC Unified Military Headquarters Agreement on 22nd December, 2019 in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ashraf Keshk discusses the importance of this agreement, likely impacts and challenges.