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April 8, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Persian Gulf and the West: The Dilemma of Security

This volume provides a broadly comparative and historical re-examination of the fundamental strategic dilemmas that confront the Western world in the Persian Gulf region. This systematic study of how…

December 9, 2005

Iraq
Long-Term Prospects for the U.S. Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Region

This publication is now archived. IntroductionAs the debate over drawing down U.S. forces from Iraq continues, questions have arisen about the likely configuration of a long-term U.S. military presen…

June 3, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Persian Gulf Nations’ Bulging Coffers Bring ’Wrenching Transformation’

Youssef Ibrahim, a risk consultant and the former Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the flood of money lining Persian Gulf coffers.

July 18, 2017

Qatar
BP07182017 The Other Gulf Conflict: How the Qatar Crisis Is Playing Out in D.C. Back Rooms

Well-fed lobbyists and think tank experts do battle over catered lunches—but it's not as sleazy as it sounds.

September 22, 2017

Qatar
Doha, Qatar Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

July 31, 2013

Egypt
Gulf Cash Stabilizes Egypt, for Now

As Egypt’s political crisis deepens, its economy has been stabilized by a cash infusion from the oil-rich Persian Gulf. Economist Farouk Soussa outlines the limited options facing Egypt’s interim gov…

February 15, 2011

Iran
The Gulf War: Twenty Years Later

**For historical context, speakers above are listed with their titles at the time of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.**Twenty years after Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, join a p…

February 15, 2011

Iran
The Gulf War: Twenty Years Later

For historical context, speakers above are listed with their titles at the time of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Twenty years after Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, a panel of…

January 6, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Democracy Hits the Gulf Democracy Hits the Gulf

Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah inspects an honour guard at Merdeka palace in Jakarta. (Supri Supri/Courtesy Reuters) When a news story says that an Arab prime minister nar…

November 17, 2017

Lebanon
King Salman meets with Saad Hariri in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon Gambit

Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.