Search: UAE,Saudi Arabia,Iran (11 materials)


2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... political and military power in Yemen and in the region. Simultaneously, the Houthis will increase their targets in both KSA and UAE and this time by targeting entities of civic services to convey stronger messages to their leaderships. Kuwait In Kuwait, ... ... elections will be held in 2020, paving the way for the country to have further democracy. Yet, the regional conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would reflect on Kuwait as the Kuwaiti community is divided between both regional powers. Regarding the Sultanate of Oman,...


Yemen: Federalization as an Alternative to War

... southern tribes. Additionally, they share a common enemy with the United Arab Emirates: the al-Islah Islamic party on which Saudi Arabia relies. In the summer of 2019, the United Arab Emirates began to pointedly reduce its military presence in Yemen. The south was transferred to the control of the pro-UAE STC. This allowed the United Arab Emirates to solve several problems with one move: first, it reduced tensions in the country’s relations with Iran, which finances the Houthis; and second, it relieved the United Arab Emirates of its responsibility for the civilian casualties ...


Undestanding the Gulf States: The European Perspective

... are very close to Europe. In terms of the trend, Europe is increasingly engaging with Saudi Arabia in terms of security, in an assortment of economic projects, religious... ... 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... ... militias. Also, over the past 6–7 years, Qatar has started to work very closely with Iran, while Saudi Arabia and Iran have hostile relationships. Iran is responsible for...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

How to ensure security and freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf? In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast of Fujairah. On June 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked. The incidents occurred against the backdrop of another exacerbation in U.S.–Iran relations and the United States imposing more sanctions on Tehran. Nobody ...


EAEU and Eurasia: Monitoring and Analysis of Direct Investments 2017

... ongoing research project, Asian investors continue to increase direct investments in the EAEU. During the monitoring period (2008–2016), FDI stock originating from 12 Asian countries (China, Japan, Turkey, India, Israel, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam) has increased from $32 billion in 2008 to $75.6 billion in the beginning of 2017. China continues to expand its economic presence in EAEU countries and other CIS states, retaining its leadership among Asian countries in terms ...


The Middle East and a New Round of Escalation of the War in Yemen

... in the mountainous northern province of Saada. Following an attempt on his life in June 2011, Ali Abdullah Saleh retreated to Saudi Arabia to recuperate, returning to Yemen in September of that year. He then signed a Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored ... ... month after the killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Saudis might intensify the “southern dimension” of their deterrence of Iran. Clearly, the Houthi missile launched towards the Saudi capital in November 2017 gave the Saudis yet another reason to demand ...


Second Qatar Crisis: Causes and Possible Solutions

... Israel. Tel Aviv, displeased with Doha’s support of Hamas, had expressed its concerns about a possible rapprochement between Iran and Qatar, especially over their joint support for the Palestinian group. Players’ Interests and Possible Manoeuvres As far as future developments are concerned, Qatar’s opponents may have various scenarios in mind. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are probably considering a change of Qatar’s leadership, possibly via military coup with the goal of placing someone fully ...


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

Despite differences over Syria and the Iranian nuclear deal, contemporary GCC-Russian relations are arguably at an apex, both in terms of shared interests and mutual ... ... against the backdrop of the West’s colonial policies, which were characterized by dividing and plundering the Arab states. Saudi Arabia appreciates that in those difficult initial years, Moscow provided Riyadh with critical oil products, bizarre as ...


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

... Phillips exploration program in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea oil fields. [11] Iranian crude oil stockpiles, on the other hand, are estimated at approximately 17 – 35 million barrels/day, or less than 0.2% of global oil production. Moreover, Iran – where oil production costs may be higher than in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or the UAE – lacks investment capital. Finally, cheaper oil should push the global economy to expand fuel consumption in the future, as historically it has often been the case that periods of low oil prices have fuelled the conditions needed for global ...


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

Introduction In May 2015, the Russian government removed political and legal barriers to the sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran, paving the way for a commercial agreement and subsequent delivery. This highly controversial decision led to extensive commentary ... ... and changing regional dynamics, Russia does have the chance to play a bigger and more effective role in the region. Recently, Saudi Arabia signed a commitment with Russia to invest up to US $10 billion on various projects, and as part of the agreement,...


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