Gulf

Is It Just About Football?

Yesterday, I attended my first ever FIFA football game between Qatar and Senegal at Al Thumama stadium. I’m not a typical football fan, but...

31st Arab League Summit in an Environment of Geopolitical Motion

The Arab League summits in the 1960s and 1970s had significant impacts on  global politics, both on the Palestinian issue and on the oil...

Saudi Arabia's current policy towards Iraq?

In 2004, the late Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said in a press statement when he was in Washington to meet with US...

A New Era in Turkey-Saudi Arabia Relations

The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey has announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to Saudi Arabia upon an invitation made...

UNPACKING QATAR’S REGIONAL POWER: A COMBINED STRATEGY

From being a dependent ally of Saudi Arabia since its independence in 1971, the State of Qatar has gradually sought to change its foreign policy...

The Saudi Perspective Towards Baghdad Summit

The latest diplomatic engagements between regional actors show that there is a new kind of alignment or power configuration/balance. It is likely to...

Biden Administration’s Saudi Dilemma

For a while, institutional and societal ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States have been strained. Although the U.S. heralds that it will...

Language and Politics in the Mena Region

The Arabic language emerged centuries before Islam, and it developed and reached its maturity after the Quran was revealed in Arabic. In that sense,...