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Indian navy & Gulf

IT is unfair to draw lessons from the fate of a bankrupt Egypt in the 19th century and relate it to today’s economically vibrant Gulf states. Nevertheless one can detect…

Narrowing The Gulf

Narrowing the gulf

In a recent visit to Beijing to attend a seminar, the earnestness of Chinese scholars to wish for Pakistan to come out of its multifarious troubles was unmistakable. What was…

The Gulf El Dorado

The Gulf El Dorado

What an eventful year 2017 has turned out to be for the Middle East! This is the year that may be known for the great Gulf divide, with traditional friends…

Balance In The Gulf

Balance in the Gulf

The exhibition of pettiness and skulduggery within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the last few days, combined with, essentially, the all-out war between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the…

The Gulf’s Brewing Storm

The Gulf’s brewing storm

Imagine for a moment that both Late King Abdullah and Late Prince Saud al-Faisal were still alive in their respective positions as the monarch and the foreign minister: would Saudi…