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Yousef Bin Al-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Addresses General Assembly, 68th session, 2013

Yousef Bin Al-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, addresses the general debate of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly… Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood in the United Arab Emirates

Qatar became a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold in 1954, when a group of its activists found refuge there… Continue reading

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FM Yousef Bin Al-Alawi Bin Abdulla Addresses the General Debate of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

We believe that an establishment of Palestinian State on the borders of June 4, 1967 and the recognition of this State… Continue reading

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Saudis give up on US, instigate direct Gulf action against Iran

After giving up on US and Israel ever confronting Iran, Saudi Arabia has gone out on a limb against the Obama administration… Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Gulf States: Iran Is Attacking Us; Obama Administration: Excuses, Excuses!

How sadly ironic. A few years ago, the two previous U.S. presidents were trying to get Gulf Arab states to do more to foster an… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Ahmadinejad Ordered Capture of British Servicemen ‘For Domestic Reasons’

In conversations with foreign ministry officials in Brunei, US diplomats hear what their counterparts believe was behind the capture of 15 British servicemen and women by Iran earlier in the month. The Brunei officials say they think… Continue reading

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The Real Middle Eastern Cold War

This new Cold War represents the current ideological division in the Middle East between the “revolutionary bloc,” led chiefly by Iran, Syria, and more recently Turkey, and the “status-quo bloc,” led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt… Continue reading

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The Survival of Traditional Regimes in the Persian Gulf

If you had told experts in the mid-1960s that a half-century later every king and emir then ruling in the Persian Gulf would still be there, most would have been astonished… Continue reading