Middle East Blogs

The Middle East At A Critical Juncture

The Middle East is at a critical juncture. The anticipated nuclear deal between Iran and the world's major powers could transform the region by bringing Iran closer to the US after 36 years of...

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The Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Nuclear Dynamic

Over the past 24 hours, reports have emerged that Saudi Arabia is ready to take delivery of nuclear weapons from Pakistan at short notice. The Kingdom's presumed motive would be to counterbalance...

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Gulf States: Key Themes For 2014

We retain a generally positive view of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states' prospects, as we head into 2014. While headline economic growth should slow, mainly because of smaller gains in...

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Riyadh’s Struggle With ‘Saudisation’

Saudi authorities are cracking down on undocumented immigrants, deporting hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from the country. The move is part of a broader ‘Saudisation’ scheme that seeks to...

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