Before becoming the Emir of Kuwait in 2006, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah’s responses to global crises as Kuwait’s foreign minister and prime ministe
Established in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In Yemen, the Houthi rebels and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have announced their intention to create a “supreme council” to rule the beleaguered Gulf state.
A number of terror attacks — both successful and thwarted — have disrupted celebrations of the holy month of Ramadan throughout the Muslim world.
The recent rise of Dubai and the Persian Gulf in the global consciousness has been profound. Once a small, unknown fishing village, Dubai has turned into a powerful megalopolis recognized worldwide for its skyline, shopping, business dynamism and shipping.
In late 2011, the Obama administration with great fanfare announced its intention to “pivot” (subsequently characterized as a “rebalance”) to Asia as a foreign-policy and national-security priority.
Miriam Cooke begins with a contrast between the "bleak and colorless" Dubai of her first visit in 1973 and a metropolis of "fantasy architecture" that she encountered in 2008.
In the aftermath of the Arab Awakening of 2011-12, the relatively stable Gulf Arab principalities have attracted much attention among policy makers and scholars.