The Russian-Saudi oil spat is exacerbating volatility in the Gulf – and beyond
The coronavirus has hit the Middle East and north Africa at a time when the region is already burdened with multiple problems, including a series…
The Saudi leadership’s recent robust moves could mark the start of the crown prince’s long-awaited ascent to the throne
Lunch discussion with ECFR and external experts on the Yemen conflict and what Europe can do.
Morning discussion with ECFR and external experts on European involvement in the Gulf and its engagement with other regional actors
Europeans can shift the balance of power in the Gulf in their favour by approaching the Gulf through flexible new frameworks
The strategic ambitions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been diverging in Yemen – to the detriment of hopes for peace on the ground
The European Union should continue to support development and state-building in Yemen and develop platforms on which southerners can achieve self-determination
The fractious context of the Gulf means Oman’s new ruler could soon find himself seeking to emulate his predecessor and championing regional diplomatic dialogue
Two policial scientists from the United Arab Emirates discuss the UAEs rise as a regional power in the MENA region. ECFRs own expert on the Gulf will add the European perspective to the perception of the UAE and the implications it has on Europe.