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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
A shift in power to a younger generation and a recognition of the need for more transparency will have a long-lasting impact on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, its economy and its politics.
Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Assiri, spokesman of the Arab coalition, gives a briefing on the current Saudi-led military operation in Yemen. Chaired by Sir Simon Mayall.
Two new RUSI reports suggest Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, the best hope of countering the extremist group may come from within.
Far from an ideal blueprint for success, the Eurozone and its current woes could be instructive for the GCC in its pursuit of monetary union
While talks in Doha between the Taliban and Afghan government were downplayed and big hurdles remain, there were some small signs of progress, which could help kick start the Afghan peace process.
The recent documentary Bitter Lake is compelling, but its greatest value may be in its powerful storytelling rather than its historical account
Rosemary Hollis and Edward Foster
Can Saudi Arabia's bold reforms cure growing financial woes?