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.
While the future of the nuclear deal remains unclear, continued diplomatic engagement between Riyadh and Tehran could help bring much-needed stability in the region.
A study by Global SWF singled out several of the largest entities in the region for insufficient disclosure and lack of trust.
The UK government has courted investments from the Gulf to help boost its economy, especially after Brexit. But will it come at a cost?
There are still more questions than answers about what happened in Jordan, but the crisis will allow the US to recalibrate its friendship with the Hashemite Kingdom.
Compared to four years ago, Zakat funds increased in record numbers last year, helping more than two million refugees across the world, according to UNHCR.
Saudi Arabia enjoyed a widespread bout of solidarity after the Khashoggi report, but as US-Saudi tensions grow, GCC states may find themselves in a perpetual balancing act.
Ankara's reaction comes after the bloc accused Turkey of forcing intervention "on our Arab brotherland".
The UAE signals a shrinking presence by tearing down some military structures in the Horn of Africa, though it continues to expand its military, economic and political footprint in the region.
While the recent Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia put an end to the three-and-a half-year gulf rift, it has also raised questions about Qatar’s relationship with Iran.
The removal of Anwar Gargash, who has long been the face of Emirati foreign policy, is part of a larger push to consolidate power within a tighter circle.
Saudi Arabia's move into the golf world will bring accusations of sportswashing, but the real issue is the future of freshwater in one of the world’s driest regions.
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