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‘Starving The Beast’ Starts in Qatar

‘Starving The Beast’ Starts in Qatar

In the recent row rocking the Middle East, Qatar’s counter approach is far from impulsive or mimicking that of shock. Facing a boycott led by a bloc of three key GCC countries, joined by Egypt and others, Doha opted for escalation rather than allowing for reason to...
Iran: The Regime’s Nature and Its Calculations

Iran: The Regime’s Nature and Its Calculations

It was interesting that the arrival of the US president Donald Trump in Riyadh in his first foreign visit since taking office should coincide with the election of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a second term. Avoiding the temptation of ‘conspiracy theory’, I...
Washington, Manama… Ending the Six-Year Strain

Washington, Manama… Ending the Six-Year Strain

With six years of ongoing negligence of a key ally and overlooking Iranian interference to its record, US former president Barack Obama’s foreign policy chipped away at Bahrain’s security the most. Following the Bahrain 2011 unrest and pursuant demands of overthrowing...