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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
ANALYSIS: UK trading 'soft power' for hard cash in post-Brexit arms deals with Gulf
Video shows Houthi rebels in Yemen using a jury-rigged Russian fighter-jet missile to take on an F-15
A Crown Prince with big ambitions
With new UK facilities opening in Oman and Bahrain, an examination of these future bases offers helpful insights into the shape of UK strategic international engagements post-Brexit.
R T Howard
Saudi Arabia’s investment in the war in Yemen may have more to do with pipelines and maintaining control of the region’s shipping lanes than previously thought.
Politics, economics and security help to explain why some Gulf countries have adopted conscription.
Kamal Alam and Wajahat S Khan
Saudi Arabia’s new Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has been hailed as an historic organisation which will not only serve a military purpose but also take the ideological fight against those who use terror in the name of Islam.
Saudi Arabia and Israel appear to be putting aside decades of enmity due to a fear of Iran's nuclear ambitions and its actions in the region. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
Donald Trump’s demand that US allies pay more for their own defence may push the Gulf States towards more military cooperation.
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.
With Yemen in crisis, the announcement of a joint Arab military force indicates a new direction for Middle East regional security dynamics.
Why is Qatar facing censure and sanctions from its Gulf neighbours? RUSI Research Fellow Michael Stephens helps explain.
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.
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.
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
This joint event with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will look at the drivers of the conflict, the humanitarian impact and the view from the West.
A discussion on how Saudi Arabia’s social reforms will impact the Kingdom and its continued cooperation with the UK on counter-extremism.
HE Dr Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, discussed the pressing security issues for Qatar, the wider region and relations...
RUSI is hosting a conference with the support of Durham University, the British-Yemeni Society and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation to mark 50 years since Britain's withdrawal from Aden (also known as...
A lecture by HRH Prince Turki al Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud on the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.
Professor Peter Roberts
Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations
Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding