Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO of Gulf State Analytics (@GulfStateAnalyt), a Washington, DC-based geopolitical risk consultancy.
Doha emerges as saviour for post-Brexit Britain reeling under all-time high gas prices.
2021 was a year of reconciliation and diplomacy in the Gulf, and if recent signs are anything to go by, the next year may see more of the same.
Shifting geopolitical tides and security priorities have strained the once-close ties between Algiers and Washington.
Libya’s upcoming presidential vote - or its absence - could force a U-turn back towards violence, as elections often do in fragile contexts.
Saudi leadership is seeking ways to work with its Gulf Arab allies and prepare for scenarios involving Iran, the nuclear deal, and the most delicate regional issues pitting Riyadh and Tehran against each other.
The visit will help lay the groundwork for further joint economic and strategic agreements between the two countries.
Russia may use its growing footprint in Mali as a bargaining chip when negotiating updates to the Paris-Moscow relationship.
Besides the question of Iran’s culpability in the assassination attempt on the Iraqi Prime Minister, Iraq still faces grave problems that violence and instability can exacerbate.
Oman has maintained its neutrality in the Saudi-Lebanon row, but will that position endanger its relationships in the future?
The renormalisation of ties between Amman and Damascus comes after multiple shifts in the Hashemite Kingdom’s foreign policy over the years, with economic rationality playing a crucial factor.
The security pact has ratcheted up tensions between the US and China, one a traditional security guarantor in the Gulf, and the other, an ascendant power in the region.
The Biden administration has not only continued Trump's policy in the Middle East, but is trying to expand it.
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