Israeli-Iranian escalation | motives and repercussions on Gulf security
Monitoring and Analysis Unit

Israeli-Iranian escalation | motives and repercussions on Gulf security

20 Mar 2021

  Away from the tensions in Iran’s nuclear file, and Europe’s endeavours and the US’ desire to find a diplomatic solution to this file, tension has escalated in the Gulf waters between Tehran and Tel Aviv. This came after a merchant ship belonging to the Israeli company - Helios Ray Ltd - was subjected to two unknown explosions in the Gulf of Oman waters on February 26. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Iran of being responsible for the explosions and threatened retaliation.  Iran rejected the accusations and Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Zadeh, accused Israel in a press conference following the incide...

Military Escalation In Gulf Waters: Motives And Prospects
Monitoring and Analysis Unit
Military Escalation In Gulf Waters: Motives And Prospects

16 Jan 2021

Since the withdrawal of the US, under the Trump ...

The outbreak of a new Covid variant and its effect on the Gulf economy
Monitoring and Analysis Unit
The outbreak of a new Covid variant and its effect on the Gulf economy

10 Jan 2021

Soon after the world was hopeful with news of th...

Position Papers
Gulf reconciliation and its implications for the region
Gulf reconciliation and its implications for the region

21 Dec 2020

Dialogue resumed about nearing a Gulf reconciliation after Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Ahmed Nasser al-Muhammad al-Sabah, announced on Friday 4 Decemb...

The future of Iran in the Arab region under Biden's rule
The future of Iran in the Arab region under Biden's rule

08 Dec 2020

Iran is looking forward to resuming negotiations with US President-elect Joe Biden on its nuclear program and other files. Similarly, it looks forward...

The future of normalisation with Israel under Joe Biden
The future of normalisation with Israel under Joe Biden

30 Nov 2020

The fourth and final year of Donald Trump’s presidency of the US saw a wave of Arab regimes normalising with the Israeli occupation. The normalisati...