• Policy Analysis
    SudanRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Sudan Coup: The Regional Interference behind a Faltering Transition

    Dec 11, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan staged a coup, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the power-sharing Sovereign Council, sacked…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Turkey and the Gulf States: A New Era of Détente

    Dec 8, 2021Mustafa Gurbuz

    Turkish officials celebrated the November 24 visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Ankara as the beginning of “a new era” between Tur…

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    UAERegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Will the UAE succeed in Rehabilitating Assad

    Nov 25, 2021Radwan Ziadeh

    Politics, as it is said, is based on profit and loss, and profit and loss here is based on the interests of the people who are entrusted with the government to…

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    SyriaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Emirati Normalization with the Syrian Regime: Motives and Implications

    Nov 16, 2021Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    On 9 November, the UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed, paid a visit to Damascus, the first in ten years, during which he met the head of the Syrian regim…

  • Op-Eds
    EgyptRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    How Egypt and the UAE are exporting coups across the region

    Nov 3, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Mohammed bin Zayed have been targeting democratic transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, worried that such calls for change …

  • Policy Analysis
    YemenUS Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Yemen Conundrum

    Oct 5, 2021Nabeel Khoury

    US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan traveled to Riyadh on September 27 and was accompanied by US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking. The visit highl…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    A New Strategic Architecture Is Emerging in the Gulf

    Sep 24, 2021Imad K. Harb

    As the Gulf crisis of 2017 recedes into memory, following the reconciliation in January at the “solidarity and stability” summit in Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula on th…

  • Kristian Coates Ulrichsen quoted regarding Tom Barrack’s arrest

    Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was quoted by Middle East Eye regarding Tom Barrack's arrest and the UAE's role in shaping Trump's foreign policy.

  • Viewpoint
    Saudi ArabiaRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Is a Saudi-Emirati Rift on the Horizon?

    Jul 7, 2021Imad K. Harb

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) appears to be approaching another unwelcome rift, this time between its two most vocal and influential members, Saudi Arabia…

  • Kristian Coates Ulrichsen quoted on the UAE’s foreign policy

    Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was quoted by Asia Times on the UAE's foreign policy.

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    QatarThe GCC

    Seeking an End to the GCC Crisis: Is a Solution Imminent?

    Dec 10, 2020

    On December 10, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan hosted Dr. Majed Al-Ansari in a virtual briefing titled “Seeking an End to…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfEducation and Development

    Arab Space Programs Level Up

    Apr 30, 2021Charles W. Dunne

    People in the Arab world have gazed at the stars with curiosity and genius for centuries. The first observatory was built in the 8th century by Abbasid Caliph …