Tyranny on the waters: The UAE-Israeli occupation of Yemen’s Socotra Island
The transformation of Yemen’s strategically-located Socotra Island into an Emirati-Israeli military intelligence hub has raised concerns for the Ansarallah movement and its allies, significantly increasing the geopolitical stakes of the Yemen war.
Syrian quake triggers Arab debate on defying US sanctions
The recent earthquake in Syria has opened up opportunities for Arab states to reconcile with Syria. But will those with US leverage - like the UAE and Saudi Arabia - be willing to take the ultimate friendship test and bypass Washington's sanctions?
Russia and its national Arctic passage: Pushing trade frontiers eastward
Ice-free Arctic routes created by climate change have opened up the first new global shipping route in a century. The Russian-developed water passage is bound to disrupt the lengthier Atlantic-centric routes for global commerce.