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2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... considers as an important playground to promote for itself and its modernisation in the framework of its 2030 Vision it is implementing with much effort. The year 2020 also marks the start of the countdown to the implementation of reform programs in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2030 (Kuwait is 2035 and Oman 2040) based on the achievement of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations Development Program. All of these programs hinge on the stability of ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... Saudi Arabia in terms of security, in an assortment of economic projects, religious affairs and in infrastructural development as well. I think that Saudi Arabia is going to play a much more important role in the European policy in the years ahead. Bahrain is a small island country, but it is also very important strategically. Britain has a naval facility there, and the United States which binds a lot all Europe together, especially under the aegis of NATO, also have a facility in Bahrain. Bahrain ...


Middle East – 2030

... West Bank may continue as it is today or destabilize into a “Gaza-situation.” The Gulf states of Kuwait , the United Arab Emirates and Oman are with a relatively high degree of probability expected to continue their existing path. The futures of Bahrain and Qatar, however, depend highly on developments in Saudi Arabia. Vectors of power dynamics are especially strong from Saudi Arabia. Today, Egypt depends on Saudi Arabian money for stability, and Egypt is a key member of the Saudi led “Arab ...


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

... engage the US and Saudi Arabia to those efforts, because the current guarantors of the Syrian settlement [Russia, Iran and Turkey] may need help in the long-term." On June 5, a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and embargoed all sea, air and land traffic to the country, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist groups, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist movement, as well as of interfering in other countries' ...


Russia – GCC Relations After the Signing of the JCPOA with Iran

... threat posed by Iran to be exaggerated). Certainly, Iran gained significant influence in Iraq after the US invasion, while it maintains close ties to the Assad regime and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Together with the increased activity of Shia opposition in Bahrain and the Houthis in Yemen (the latter of which have a debatable relationship with Iran), these developments across the Arabian Peninsula have caused Saudi Arabia to adopt a new, comprehensive strategy as a countermeasure, accelerated by changes ...


Bahrain: A Small Country with Big Opportunities?

Economic sanctions are making Russian entrepreneurs look more carefully in pursuit of more favourable development opportunities. The Kingdom of Bahrain calls all the shots among the states in the Gulf and offers effective ways for cooperation with Russia. The financial capital city of the Arab region encourages private entrepreneurship by fully removing capital export restrictions and eliminating ...


The Economics of the Iranian Nuclear Deal: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... processing, a broad range of petrochemical and other manufacturing industries, and agriculture. It is the only way to escape from oil export dependency in economic development. Russia can take an active role in these sectors with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait. GCC Map 3. A GCC Perspective Abdulaziz AlDoseri, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies Months before signing the nuclear deal with P5+1, Iranian officials headed to London to showcase 45 oil and gas projects ...


Iran — a Stumbling Block for Russia and the Gulf Countries?

... and the USA, and it will increase its own cooperation with Iran not only on the bilateral level, but in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, of which Iran will become a member with the help of Russia. A GCC Perspective Omar Mahmood, Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies The future of many states in the Middle East today is uncertain. Terrorism and civil conflicts within states have spread far and wide. The GCC view these threats with increasing caution, with ...


Bahrain – When media apathy becomes a crime against humanity

As much as the media eyes have been focus on Iraq and Syria where ISIL fighters – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – have secured devastating advances against both Iraq and Syria armed forces, Bahrain has been left to suffer, its people’s plight for justice ignored by the international community. For well over three years now the people of Bahrain have fought tooth and nail to see their calls for democratic reforms implemented, determined ...


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     24 (22%)
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