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The ailing GCC and its future

The ailing GCC and its future

Saudi Arabia hosted the 39th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh on December 9, 2018. Qatar sent its minister of state to represent the country. Since the announcement of Qatar’s blockade by the three member countries of the GCC (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates), two summits have been held in […]

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Emerging contours of Gulf politics

Emerging contours of Gulf politics

The Nawaz-Rouhani summit was long overdue; preceding high profile visits between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had caused unease in Iran despite Pakistan’s assurances that it wishes for a balanced relationship with both countries. The Iran-Pakistan summit was on hold for the last couple of months due to a few untoward spontaneous irritants. Despite immense preparatory […]

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Iran Nuclear Deal and the Prospects for Regional Stability

The interim deal between Iran and P5+1 can be defined as a major breakthrough in global politics. The five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany had agreed to reach an accord with Iranian government over its nuclear programme. The agreement offers Iran temporary relief of $7 billion from international economic sanctions in the […]

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