Change in the Arab world

Summary: Following the two articles circulated with our 19 October posting “Arab Cities” another Emirati commentator Abdulkhaleq Abdulla of Emirates University writes on the Al Monitor website that “Khaleeji Cities Are The Present and the Future”.

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf: external

Summary: the current success of the Iranian peace offensive, the new international approach to Syrian chemical weapons and perhaps the civil war, and US withholding some military aid to Egypt implying a cooling of the alliance between the US and its Gulf allies.

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