The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) underway in Glasgow has brought together government officials and representatives of civil society from around the world to try to find a way to avoid the worst effects of the impending crisis.
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic wreaks havoc throughout the world, perennial regional debates and disagreements seem to dwarf in comparison to the challenges lying ahead. That is not to say they are forgotten.
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.
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.