US-Gulf relations are critical for stability, energy resources, investment, and other key US interests in the Middle East. The flurry of analysis in the Western press has been unanimous in emphasizing the need to reassure America’s Gulf allies. However, while these analyses are well reasoned, they overlook three important political conditions in the region.Read More
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This week's roundup includes updates on the Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, disease outbreak in Syria, and a recent terrorist attack in Yemen
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The path to gender equality in Saudi Arabia is fraught with obstacles, but things are changing in the ultra-conservative Kingdom in recent years as new forms of activism are arising on the international and domestic level.Read More