Sudan has been at the center of the diverging interests of wealthy Gulf states for many years. Having been close allies of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had longstanding business, military and political interests in the country prior to the Gulf crisis in 2017. In June of that year, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt —... Continue Reading
Julietta Mirghani is a strategic communications expert and analyst, focused on political, social and cultural topics in relation to the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Horn of Africa, with a special emphasis on Sudan. She holds BA and MA degrees in public relations from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus and the University of Westminster in the UK.