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Why is Egypt’s Navy commanding a NATO-led coalition in the Red Sea?
In recent years Egypt has been developing and strengthening its navy in and around the Red Sea, but this is arguably part of a broader US strategy for the region.
Jan 23, 2023
Xi of Arabia and the petroyuan drive
Xi Jinping has made an offer difficult for the Arabian Peninsula to ignore: China will be guaranteed buyers of your oil and gas, but we will pay in yuan.
Dec 16, 2022
UAE companies sign $6 billion construction agreement with Sudan
The project entails the construction of the Abu Amama port on the Red Sea, which will include an agricultural and economic zone, as well as an airport
Dec 13, 2022
Xi Jinping’s Visit to Saudi Arabia and the overthrow of Atlanticism
The historic China-Arab Summit currently underway in Riyadh symbolizes the emerging Eurasianism in the Persian Gulf.
Dec 08, 2022
Turkey in Yemen: An evolving foreign policy
Throughout the eight years of war in Yemen, Ankara has seen its policies towards the country shift several times due to Turkey’s own changing political and economic situation.
Nov 07, 2022
35 killed in clashes between coalition partners in Yemen
The clashes are being fought between the UAE-backed Giants Brigade and the Saudi-backed, MB affiliated Islah Party
Aug 10, 2022
Russia in Africa: Connecting continents with soft power
Rather than continental, Russian and Chinese-led infrastructural development in Africa should be seen as part of a grander project of Afro-Asiatic integration
Aug 01, 2022
Washington deploys more troops to war-torn Yemen: Report
Yemeni officials have warned that the US is seeking to control Yemen's oil fields as they have done and continue to do in Syria
Jul 29, 2022
UAE-backed mercenaries rape six underage girls in Yemen
Local residents have angrily demanded the expulsion of all militias supported by Abu Dhabi
Jun 19, 2022
US president confirms deployment of troops in Yemen
Biden’s letter to Congress reaffirms continued US support for the Saudi-led coalition
Jun 12, 2022
US to provide over $800 million in ‘humanitarian aid’ to Syria
In 2016, journalists discovered humanitarian aid hoarded in the warehouses of formerly rebel-held areas in Aleppo after its liberation by the Syrian Arab Army
May 12, 2022
Israel and Turkey: a return to opportunism
Last month's reset in Turkish-Israeli relations coincides with several geopolitical developments that bring the two countries even closer together.
Apr 06, 2022
Zelensky makes surprise address to Doha Forum amid GCC split between Washington, Moscow
The Ukrainian president is the latest western envoy to try his hand at convincing GCC countries to increase oil production
Mar 26, 2022
US sends Patriot defense systems to Saudi Arabia
The move by Washington to restore its Patriot defense systems in the kingdom comes as US-Saudi bilateral relations continue to deteriorate
Mar 21, 2022
Security forces deployed to Saudi Arabia’s Qatif as anger mounts over mass execution
The execution of 81 detainees by the kingdom has been met by widespread condemnation
Mar 14, 2022
Doctors Without Borders to reduce activity in Yemen’s Marib after kidnapping of personnel
With the battle of Marib spelling the turning point for the war on Yemen, volunteer medics have reduced their capacities in fear of their safety
Mar 14, 2022
UAE-US relations undergoing ‘stress test’: Emirati diplomat
The ambassador's statement comes as the UAE seeks to carefully balance positive relations between both the US and Russia
Mar 03, 2022
Territorial snatch-back: Will the Yemen war migrate to Saudi Arabia?
Yemen's resistance shocked the region when it launched retaliatory strikes on UAE cities. Ansarallah's next external move could be no less than recapturing Yemen's northern provinces from Saudi Arabia.
Feb 22, 2022
US F-22 fighter jets arrive in Abu Dhabi to bolster UAE defense
The fighter jets were rapidly deployed to Abu Dhabi, in coordination with Mohammed bin Zayed, in the aftermath of retaliatory attacks by Ansarallah on the UAE
Feb 13, 2022
Iraqi resistance faction issues warning to the UAE
The group acts in solidarity with the Yemeni resistance, and has previously claimed responsibility for drone attacks on the UAE and Saudi Arabia
Feb 11, 2022
Saudi-led coalition deploys newly formed units near Yemen’s Marib: Report
The newly formed brigade has not yet entered Marib, but is engaged in clashes with Ansarallah forces at the Haradh border crossing
Feb 09, 2022
An Israeli attack on Iran: True threat or hollow rhetoric?
The Israelis have neither the capabilities nor the resources to strike multiple Iranian nuclear sites, but the threats to do so keep mounting
Feb 07, 2022
Will Yemen test the limits of Israel–UAE strategic synergy?
The extent and limitations of a UAE geopolitical response to Ansarallah attacks will be the Abraham Accords' real litmus test for Israel's Iran war hawks
Feb 03, 2022
‘Ridiculous to expect US troops to abandon West Asia’: Former US ambassador
The former US envoy to Syria and Algeria highlights how thousands of US troops remain deployed across West Asia despite promises by Washington to end its forever wars
Jan 07, 2022
UAE-backed Salafist militias push back against Yemeni army in Shabwah
The Saudi-led coalition has redoubled efforts to retake territory in both Shabwah and Marib provinces
Jan 06, 2022
The UAE clock is ticking in Yemen
MbZ needed Yemen's southern ports and waterways to underpin his 'Maritime Empire' and extend his security realm. But now the Yemeni resistance is set to blow a hole in those plans.
Jan 04, 2022
Yemeni army announces killing of UAE-backed militant leader in Shabwah
Clashes have intensified in the oil-rich province following the arrival of Salafist and Al-Qaeda linked groups allied with the Saudi-led coalition
Jan 04, 2022
Yemeni army launches airstrikes against UAE-backed Salafist militias in Shabwah province
The Saudi-led coalition has reportedly handed over control of the oil-rich province to Salafist and Al-Qaeda linked groups
Dec 29, 2021
Yemeni Armed Forces announce the liberation of Al-Jawf province
As the Yemeni army continues to push back against the Saudi-led occupation, reports indicate Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are looking to hand over control of oil-rich Shabwah province to Al-Qaeda linked groups
Dec 26, 2021
Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Two rival allies
Once staunch allies, MbS and MbZ can't seem to see eye-to-eye on regional matters anymore, and so a competition for primacy is underway.
Dec 16, 2021