Will Saudi Arabia Normalize Relations With Israel?

October 27, 2020

The UAE, Bahrain and Israel’s formalization of diplomatic relations has left many analysts speculating whether Saudi Arabia will also open ties with Tel Aviv.

The Unique Opportunity for Innovation in the Gulf

July 03, 2020

In Gulf Cooperation Council states, governments, companies and societies must adapt to new models as the world transforms and further digitizes.

The Legal Routes for Resolving the Gulf Crisis

June 09, 2020

Since 2017, the blockade of Qatar has continued to have a profound impact on the country. Transportation routes have been disrupted, supply chains have been altered, and family and friends remain separated. In response, the Gulf state has deployed various legal mechanisms to resolve the ongoing...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Unity” All Around?

January 22, 2018

How do you translate e pluribus unum into Arabic and Farsi? The risk of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the most powerful Muslim nations, has never been greater. Their rivalry can be understood in two ways. The first is simply as two powerful nations facing each other on either side of the...

The Rise of “Islamic Chic” and Hijab Haute Couture

July 16, 2015

As Islamic fashion is becoming a global industry, plenty is happening on the couture front. The characteristic scent of Arabic perfumed oils linger around the entrance of Selfridges, a high-end Central London department store, where abaya-clad women from the Arabian Peninsula can often be seen...