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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
R T Howard
Saudi Arabia’s investment in the war in Yemen may have more to do with pipelines and maintaining control of the region’s shipping lanes than previously thought.
Politics, economics and security help to explain why some Gulf countries have adopted conscription.
Kamal Alam and Wajahat S Khan
Saudi Arabia’s new Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has been hailed as an historic organisation which will not only serve a military purpose but also take the ideological fight against those who use terror in the name of Islam.
Saudi Arabia and Israel appear to be putting aside decades of enmity due to a fear of Iran's nuclear ambitions and its actions in the region. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations
Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding
The UK Prime Minister’s visit to the Gulf region was dominated by the need to solidify defence ties and repair recently strained political relations.
H A Hellyer
The failure of terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up an airliner over the US has also highlighted failures in our counter-terrorism strategies and analysis, which must now be addressed.
Can Saudi Arabia's bold reforms cure growing financial woes?