Qatar: the return of the prodigal son

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Has the Qatari leadership finally understood that "the ends justifies the means" policy has resulted in more losses than gains?

Faisal J. Abbas

Have GCC countries reached reconciliation?

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The stability of the GCC countries is a very important element, not only to its people, but to the region as a whole

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Qatar’s ‘Small State Syndrome’

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Doha is in fact still ruled by the old guard and Sheikh Tamim doesn’t intend to introduce any changes to his country’s controversial foreign policy

Faisal J. Abbas

Gulf’s rift over Qatar may slow investment

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Diplomatic split with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain may disrupt billions of dollars of investment in the region

Gulf trio pull Qatar ambassadors - why now?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The GCC states see Doha returning to its old tricks of pursuing policies unilaterally and outside of a GCC framework

Dr. Theodore Karasik

The GCC summit and its aftermath: a moment to remember

Sunday, 22 December 2013

In mid-December, the defense ministers and heads of delegations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States concluded their 34th session. Besides usual GCC business, the Kuwait Summit was noteworthy for “discussion by The Supreme Council agreeing on the establishment of the joint military command to the GCC member states and assigned the Joint Defense Council to take necessary measures to put this agreement into effect according to the relevant studies.” There was also ...

Dr. Theodore Karasik

King: Bahrain ready for Gulf union

Monday, 16 December 2013

The proposal to upgrade the bloc from a coordination council to a union was put forward by Saudi King Abdullah

Gulf union: Oasis dream or desert mirage?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Politics and governance issues continue to plague the progress of GCC economic integration, monetary union, and the more recently proposed Gulf federation

A different perspective from Oman

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

With regards politics, the sultanate has been known for its neutral policy that helped it avoid many problems

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

People of the Gulf, unite!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Today, the Gulf States have an opportunity, coupled with risks

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi

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