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2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... based on each country’s national interests which contradict other states. Regarding the civil war in Libya, security will aggravate in the country, mainly in Tripoli, unless an agreement is reached among militant groups in addition to Turkey, the UAE, Qatar, Egypt, the USA and Russia. The impeachment process of US President Donald Trump and the US role in the MENA region would determine the future of conflicts in many countries starting from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and the future government in Lebanon,...

13.01.2020

Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... of NATO, also have a facility in Bahrain. Bahrain is also the most tolerant and open country in the region. Kuwait is another example of quite close partnership with the EU and the new delegation to Kuwait is an indication of their relationship. The UAE too is allied to nearly all EU states. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorism. In your opinion, are these claims grounded? How do you assess the efforts taken by the Qatari government to counter terrorism financing? Andrey Kortunov: The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden Qatar is a major financial ...

10.09.2019

Middle East – 2030

.... Egypt : (a) Economic reforms succeed. The country evolves in a liberal direction. (b) The Muslim Brotherhood comes to power as a relatively pragmatic force. Jordan follows a path similar to that of Egypt. Bahrain ends the kingdom after protests. Qatar continues as hitherto. Israel , Gaza and the West Bank continue their existing increase in tensions (as described above). Yemen continues to be war-torn. Kuwait, the UAE and Oman continue their current path. The North Iran will in all cases continue with the basic structure of its existing political system. But whether the system hardens or develops in a more open direction will widely depend on exterior conditions....

09.01.2019

What Should the Gulf Crises Teach Us?

... hegemon is claimed jointly by Saudi Arabia and UAE, with Saudis providing most of the “hard” power, while Emirati contributing its political ideology and strategic vision. Even if we put aside moral and legal deficiencies of this model, both Yemen and Qatar cases question the mere feasibility of a “regional uni-polarity”: neither Saudi Arabia nor UAE seem to be capable of successfully “managing” arguably much less powerful regional players. On the contrary, political divisions in the region are getting deeper and prospects for a regional reconciliation are becoming more and more remote. Another ...

09.10.2017

Qatar Crisis is 'the First Real Failure' of US Policy in Middle East

... Al Thani calling for the establishment of relations with Iran and expressing support for the Muslim Brotherhood (a terrorist organization banned in Russia). Doha later said that the agency's website was hacked and there was no such statement from the Qatari leader. Nevertheless, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain viewed the explanation as unconvincing. A number of other states, including Turkey and Kuwait, have been attempting to mediate the crisis. Source: Sputnik

23.06.2017

Second Qatar Crisis: Causes and Possible Solutions

... Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and five other states cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organisations and destabilising the situation in the Middle East. Senegal and Chad also recalled their ambassadors from Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain suspended flights to Qatar and shut their land borders with the country. To a large extent, Qatar’s current conflict with Saudi Arabia and its allies is a recrudescence of old controversies between these Gulf monarchies, dating back ...

14.06.2017

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part II: Syria

... and Lebanese Hezbollah’s well-trained militia forces (both Shiite as well) already aiding and fighting for Assad in Syria. As the situation kept deteriorating, at some points in 2012 the CIA began helping U.S. allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar vet and identify rebels moderate enough to recommend them for military support and Obama secretly authorized both covert non-lethal support from the U.S. for some Syrian rebels and a program to militarily train some of them, too, though these efforts ...

03.08.2015

In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... what will America do now? Going forward, here’s what we can expect: 1.) America will try very hard to distance itself from the Gulf. It’s amazing that it’s taken us so long to realize how much our money going into Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf states comes back to haunt us: though Joe Biden recently got in trouble for saying so, support for ISIS and other Islamic extremists and terrorists from very wealthy individuals motivated by the Saudi state-sponsored and ever-present-throughout-the-Gulf ...

19.01.2015

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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