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How the Ukraine War Impacts Food Security in MENA

Read: The GCC States’ Russian Dilemma Food insecurity in the MENA region is a growing challenge Even before the Russia-Ukraine war and the COVID19 pandemic, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that over 55 million of the 415 million MENA population was undernourished.

Despite Peace in the Gulf, Qatar and the UAE Still Compete

Read: GCC Breakthrough Faces Risk of Relapse as Underlying Tensions RemainThe central question here is to what extent Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE can tolerate each other’s regional aspirations in negotiating the process of regional order? As the Gulf states don’t have a joint foreign policy and a common defense agenda, establishing bilateral military relations with Gulf and non-Gulf actors independently seems inevitable.