October 05, 2020
The Korean Wave Rises in the UAE
By Donya Saberi
K-drama, K-beauty, and Korean fried chicken in the UAE.
March 04, 2020
The Growing Connectivity Between the Gulf and East Asia
By Guy Burton
Links between the two regions are mainly economic, but there are emerging signs of security cooperation.
May 17, 2019
Belt and Road Brings Chinese Finance to the Gulf
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
The Gulf is emerging as an important center in China's efforts to internationalize its currency and financial dealings.
February 02, 2019
Why Saudi Arabia Joining CPEC Matters
By Sabena Siddiqui
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, while a bilateral project, has ample space for additional partners to invest.
March 01, 2018
Risky Business: South Korea's Secret Military Deal With UAE
By June Park and Ali Ahmad
The hidden military pact was meant to seal the UAE-ROK nuclear power plant deal.
August 17, 2017
Taliban Office Politics: UAE vs. Qatar
By Samuel Ramani
The UAE’s attempt at moderating the Taliban through diplomacy ultimately fell short.
May 24, 2017
What the Gulf States Think of 'One Belt, One Road'
By Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Oman have mixed feelings about China's ambitious project.
January 13, 2017
India-UAE Ties: Moving Beyond Oil
By Urmila Rao and Tridivesh Singh Maini
India and UAE have complementary economic goals.
June 09, 2016
India's Overseas Labor Pains
By Neeta Lal
A migrant worker's death sharpens criticism of India's inability to protect its overseas laborers.
July 11, 2012
Iran Sanctions Draw ‘Red Card’ in Football
In Iran, life hurts under U.S.-led sanctions. As John Duerden writes, sanctions also hurt football.
January 17, 2012
Pakistan's New Cricket Home
The English and Pakistani cricket teams face off in Dubai. Can the put a 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind them?