The core U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf are to maintain the free flow of oil, prevent terrorist attacks against the United States, and prevent Iran from establishing its hegemony over the region.
Journalist Jihad al-Zein says the Arabs want to tame Qatar, but that the Gulf Cooperation Council will survive.
As the Qatar crisis worsens, Morocco is struggling to remain neutral.
The rise of Hindu nationalism in India is transforming Indian Muslims into second class citizens, while the South Asian brand of Islam has lost some autonomy because of growing influence from the Gulf.
The rapid escalation of tensions over the past few weeks carries significant implications for unity, security, and balance of power in the Gulf.
Hussein Ibish discusses the ongoing crisis with Qatar and where it it is likely to lead.
Free zones are a major contributor to the Dubai economy, but they could undermine the Emirate’s judicial and constitutional system.
The UAE’s focus on its defense industry indicates its aims to become a more credible military actor by enhancing use of equipment and exporting arms globally.
Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.
The fact that a small military contingent from the United Arab Emirates will join the military march on Republic Day is a powerful reminder of India’s historic role as a security provider in the region and the opportunity today for reclaiming that role.