Writings by Topic: Persian Gulf & Yemen

Press Releases
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Tell the Senate to Oppose Arms Sales to Qatar Middle East Forum Action AlertJune 11, 2019
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Iran Claims its New Missile can Strike Parts of Europe The Jerusalem PostSeptember 22, 2022
Israel Reaps Fruits Sown by Abraham Accords Two Years Ago The Jerusalem PostSeptember 18, 2022
Israel's Octopus Doctrine Is a Sharp Warning to Iran The Jerusalem PostSeptember 12, 2022
Israel-U.S. CENTCOM Ties Worry Tehran The Jerusalem PostSeptember 12, 2022
Iran and Turkey Join Dictators' Club; Gulf States to Follow? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 11, 2022
Iran Attempts to Humiliate U.S. at Sea by Stealing Sea Drone The Jerusalem PostAugust 31, 2022
Key Takeaways from Iranian President Raisi's Speech The Jerusalem PostAugust 29, 2022
Israel-Turkey Relations Are Back, but Will They Last? The Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2022
Why the U.S. Airstrike on Iranian Forces in Syria Matters The Jerusalem PostAugust 24, 2022
Sadrist Protests Against Iranian Influence: Iraq's Testing Moment The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2022
Yemen Sees Calm after a Decade of Conflict The Jerusalem PostAugust 3, 2022
Israel's Layered Air Defenses Transform the Middle East The Jerusalem PostAugust 3, 2022
Can Israel and the UAE Help Contain China and Russia? The Wall Street JournalJuly 29, 2022
Iran's Stealth Boats Threaten the Gulf The Jerusalem PostJuly 29, 2022
EU Funds Islamist Groups Defunded by Former Arab Sponsors Focus on Western IslamismJuly 28, 2022
Abraham Accords Lead to Major Economic Ties The Jerusalem PostJuly 26, 2022
The Israel-India-UAE-US Relationship Is Now a Strategic Fact The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2022
Russia - Iran Drone Connection Has Massive Ramifications The Jerusalem PostJuly 12, 2022
Exclusive: Islamist Hamtramck Mayor's Bigotry and Apparent Voter Fraud Focus on Western IslamismJuly 7, 2022
Former Iran FM Reveals Iran Deal Intrigue, Anti-Israel Views The Jerusalem PostJuly 6, 2022
Biden Builds on the Abraham Accords The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2022
The Latest Killings in Iran May Indicate a Notable Shift in Israeli Strategy JNSJune 29, 2022
Iran Is Worried about U.S.-Israel-Saudi Talks Ahead of Biden's Trip The Jerusalem PostJune 27, 2022
Riyadh and Ankara: Will Reconciliation Change the Region? The Jerusalem PostJune 23, 2022
Erdoğan Secured the Release of a Convicted Jihadist Who Was Serving a Life Sentence in the UAE Nordic MonitorJune 13, 2022
Red Sea Security on Egypt's Agenda in Meetings with Yemen The Jerusalem PostJune 11, 2022
Iran's Drone War Over Iraq Is Getting Dangerous The Jerusalem PostJune 9, 2022
Turkey's Erdoğan Not Ready to Give Up on Muslim Brotherhood Nordic MonitorMay 30, 2022
UAE $10 Billion Investment in Jordan and Egypt Is a Game-Changer The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2022
U.S. - Israel Military-to-Military Relations Heat Up The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2022
Syria's Bashar Assad Sticks with His Friends in the Region The Jerusalem PostMay 13, 2022
US to Rely on MidEast Allies to Secure Region's Waterways The Jerusalem PostMay 13, 2022
Much Has Changed in the Middle East Since Biden's Last Visit The Jerusalem PostMay 11, 2022
Non-Western US Allies on Ukraine: It's a Problem, but not Our Problem JNSMay 11, 2022
Does Iran Benefit if Russia Moves Units from Syria? The Jerusalem PostMay 9, 2022
Yemen's Houthis Celebrate Terror Attack in Israel The Jerusalem PostMay 8, 2022
How Concerned Should We Be about the Iranian Drone Threat? The Jerusalem PostMay 5, 2022
How Iran Gains from the Ceasefire in Yemen The DispatchApril 11, 2022
Houthi Attacks on UAE are Iran's Response to Losses in Yemen Israel HayomFebruary 4, 2022
The UAE's New Academic Enemies Arutz ShevaJanuary 25, 2022
How an Israel Victory Is a Win for the Region Arutz ShevaJanuary 24, 2022
Iran-backed Houthis Aim to Change the "Equation" with Attack on UAE The Jerusalem PostJanuary 17, 2022
The Bizarre Life of Iran's Envoy to the Houthis The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2021
It's Too Soon to Write the Obituary of the Anti-Iran Alliance in the Middle East FathomNovember 2021
A New Global Naval Arms Race Is Underway The HillDecember 7, 2021
Could UAE Opening to Syria Mark Major Shift for Region? The Jerusalem PostNovember 10, 2021
Abraham Accords, One Year Later: The Inside Story The Jerusalem PostAugust 11, 2021
US Holds Iran Responsible for Mercer Street Attack The Jerusalem PostAugust 8, 2021
How Can Israel and the Gulf Increase Air Defense Cooperation? The Jerusalem PostJune 27, 2021
Israel and UAE Defense Companies Partner on Artificial Intelligence The National InterestApril 21, 2021
The Partnerships Underpinning How UAE-Israel Can Reshape Region The Jerusalem PostApril 21, 2021
Yemen's Place in the Mideast Strategic Equation JNSMarch 31, 2021
Iran Is Increasingly Obsessed with Defeating Saudi Forces in Yemen The Jerusalem PostMarch 22, 2021
Who Bombed the Saudi Oil Storage Yard at Ras Tanura? The Jerusalem PostMarch 11, 2021
Yemen's Houthis Seek World Stage for Their Threats The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2021
A Gulf-Israel Defense Alliance to End the Israel-Palestinian Conflict and Confront Iran Arutz ShevaMarch 4, 2021
Obscure Fighting in Yemen Has Vast Mideast Implications The Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2021
Anti-Erdoğan Alliance Deepens Despite Turkey's Reconciliation Efforts in Region Nordic MonitorFebruary 21, 2021
Houthis Step Up Attacks after Removal from Terror List The Jerusalem PostFebruary 15, 2021
ISDEF Hopes for Israeli Success at Abu Dhabi IDEX Defense Expo The Jerusalem PostFebruary 10, 2021
GISEC Cybersecurity Confab in Dubai Could Be Big for Israel The Jerusalem PostFebruary 10, 2021
Pompeo Designated Iranian Ally Houthis as Terrorists. How Effective? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 14, 2021
The DAWN of an Islamist Think Tank in DC The Investigative JournalJanuary 4, 2021
Israel-Gulf Ties to Grow in 2021, Experts Predict The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2020
The UAE's Full-throttled Embrace of Religious Tolerance The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2020
Israelis Flourish at Dubai Hi-tech Confab The Jerusalem PostDecember 10, 2020
No Deal Until Qatar Stops Financing Terrorism NewsweekDecember 8, 2020
Israel and the Arab Gulf States, a New Strategic Corridor of Power The HillDecember 4, 2020
A New Regional Alliance Spans from Greece to India, via Israel NewsweekNovember 27, 2020
UAE Official on Peace with Israel: Getting to 'Yes' Was Quick, Easy The Jerusalem PostNovember 12, 2020
US Arms Deal to UAE? Yes, It Creates a Bond of F-35 Users The Jerusalem PostNovember 10, 2020
America Should Not Sell F-35 Fighter Planes to the Qatari Regime NewsweekOctober 28, 2020
How Germany Was Drawn to Iran 'Dual-use' Drone Motors for Yemen Houthis The Jerusalem PostSeptember 28, 2020
Ankara's Aggression Has Spurred a Most Unlikely Pact The SpectatorSeptember 15, 2020
Local Alliances Remade as Regional Foes Flex Muscle The AustralianSeptember 12, 2020
Coming Soon: An F-35 Stealth Fighter Alliance in the Middle East? The National InterestSeptember 7, 2020
Pompeo Carves out New US Alliance System in Middle East The HillSeptember 2, 2020
Deal With UAE Caps a New Phase of Israeli Diplomacy BloombergAugust 31, 2020
Erdoğan's Schoolboy Response to the Israel-UAE Deal BESA Center PerspectivesAugust 27, 2020
Why the F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Now Israel's Domestic Political Football The National InterestAugust 25, 2020
Kuwait's Anti-Israel Rhetoric in Spotlight after UAE Deal The Jerusalem PostAugust 19, 2020
Will Donald Trump Sell F-35s and Drones to the UAE? The National InterestAugust 18, 2020
Five Governments that Could Be Next to Make Peace with Israel The Jerusalem PostAugust 16, 2020
A Milestone in Relations between Israel and the Arab World The National ReviewAugust 14, 2020
Feeling Optimistic about Israel and the Emirates The National InterestAugust 14, 2020
UAE Deal Boosts Gulf Clout The Jerusalem PostAugust 13, 2020
Tanker That 'Disappeared' Was Hijacked to Iran, Crew Say The Jerusalem PostJuly 19, 2020
Groundbreaking UAE-Israel Deal Unites Key Defense Companies The National InterestJuly 6, 2020
Why the UAE's Unprecedented Annexation Warning to Israel Matters The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2020
Iranian Naval Provocations Test U.S. Resolve The National ReviewApril 20, 2020
Yes the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Come for the Gulf States Next The National InterestMarch 19, 2020
As Trump Gives Up on 'Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In The Daily BeastFebruary 17, 2020
UAE Foreign Minister Tweets Article about Israel–Arab Alliance The Jerusalem PostDecember 21, 2019
France Seeks to Fill Void in Middle East Left by U.S. The Jerusalem PostNovember 26, 2019
Iran's Goal: Turn Yemen into Saudi's Vietnam The Jerusalem PostOctober 2, 2019
Does Israel Have Secret Arab Allies? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 26, 2019
Why the UAE Is Hedging Its Bets with Iran The Jerusalem PostAugust 22, 2019
No Peace, No War in the Gulf The AustralianAugust 10, 2019
Iran Thinks It Can Do Whatever It Wants in the Gulf The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2019
Iran Outmaneuvers UK in Gulf Tanker Conflict The Jerusalem PostJuly 21, 2019
What Was Iran Thinking Trying to Seize British Tanker? The Jerusalem PostJuly 11, 2019
Protesters Storm Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad after U.S.-Backed Summit The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2019
Turkey and the UAE Fight It Out by Proxy in Libya The Jerusalem PostJune 29, 2019
The Iranian Tanker Attacks: Choose Your Own Narrative The Jerusalem PostJune 14, 2019
Understanding the Saudi-Iran 'Arms Race' The Jerusalem PostJune 10, 2019
Bahrain Incurs Rejectionist Wrath for Hosting Peace Conference The HillJune 10, 2019
It's Time to Send a Message to Qatar The HillJune 5, 2019
Handshakes, Jerusalem and Iran: The Politics of the Saudi Summits The Jerusalem PostJune 1, 2019
Is There an Unprecedented Build-Up of US Naval Power in the Middle East? The Jerusalem PostApril 25, 2019
Generals vs Islamists in Libya The Jerusalem PostApril 24, 2019
UAE and Saudi Arabia Go Big on Investment in Post-Bashir Sudan The Jerusalem PostApril 22, 2019
Oman: We Support Establishment of Palestinian State The Jerusalem PostApril 7, 2019
A Cautious Alliance January 30, 2019
Examining Qatar's Influence danielpipes.orgJanuary 30, 2019
Oman Visit Only Latest Point of Support for Israel Jerusalem PostOctober 28, 2018
'Curse the Jews,' Yemen's Houthi Rebel Slogan Handed out at University Jerusalem PostOctober 10, 2018
What a Crown Prince Wants The New RepublicMarch 20, 2018
The Saudi Arabia-Middle East Studies Love Affair Is Over New English ReviewMarch 19, 2018
The Dubai Miracle Has Become Real The Washington TimesDecember 7, 2017
The U.S. Must Rethink Its Yemen Policy The American SpectatorNovember 24, 2017
How a TV Station Put Qatar on the Map Stratfor WorldviewOctober 1, 2017
Abu Dhabi Stumbles Between Its Foreign and Domestic Policies Stratfor WorldviewAugust 20, 2017
Qatar's Comeuppance a Long Time Coming The DiplomatistJuly 2017
Turkey's Failed Grand Design for the Middle East BESA Center PerspectivesJune 16, 2017
A Pro-American Arab Alliance that Fights? The Jerusalem PostJune 9, 2017
Oman: The Middle East's Most Surprising Country The Washington TimesMarch 15, 2017
Hopes for a New Arab Spring The Toronto SunDecember 6, 2016
Governance in Islamic State Provinces Beyond Iraq and Syria The Washington Institute for Near East PolicyNovember 2016
Foreign Muslim Funding of Western Universities The Gatestone InstituteAugust 19, 2016
The UAE's Fragile Good Life The Washington TimesApril 11, 2016
Gulf Arab States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees BreitbartMarch 31, 2016
Research on the Islamic State, Syria, and Iraq February 1–February 29, 2016
Hating Americans Is Official Saudi and Qatari Policy The Daily CallerJanuary 18, 2016
Will Dubai's Good Times Last? Asia TimesDecember 31, 2015
Is It Iran's Middle East Now? FathomAutumn 2015
Houthi Retreat in Yemen Shows the Limits of Iranian Power The Jerusalem PostOctober 11, 2015
Iranian Nukes, the Arab Gulf, and Obama's Seductive Summitry The Washington TimesJune 2, 2015
The Mideast Battle Lines Are Drawn The Jerusalem ReportApril 16, 2015
A New Chapter in the Sunni-Shiite War The Jerusalem PostApril 4, 2015
Backgrounder: Iran Nuclear Negotiations April 3, 2015
Backgrounder: Arab Intervention in Yemen April 3, 2015
Saudi Arabia is Fooling the West in Yemen The Toronto SunMarch 31, 2015
The Middle Eastern Metternichs of Riyadh Asia Times OnlineMarch 29, 2015
Why Yemen Matters The Washington TimesMarch 28, 2015
Research on the Islamic State various publicationsFebruary 16 - March 15, 2015
China's Growing Middle East Footprint: Israel's Opportunity BESA Center PerspectivesFebruary 1, 2015
The Other Side of Autocracy: State Collapse in Yemen PJ MediaJanuary 22, 2015
Qatar Seeks Reconciliation with Saudi-Egypt Axis The Jerusalem PostJanuary 11, 2015
An Arab Prince Denounces Islamism The Washington TimesDecember 10, 2014
Will Even Oman Now Face Turmoil? PJ MediaDecember 8, 2014
Death of an American 'Infidel' in Abu Dhabi BreitbartDecember 4, 2014
Iran-Backed Shia Rebels Push Forward in Yemen PJ MediaNovember 5, 2014
War against ISIS Headed for Failure The Toronto SunSeptember 16, 2014
Think Tanks for Sale or Rent National ReviewSeptember 14, 2014
Confidence Game: Losing American Support, the Gulf States Scramble The TowerJanuary 2014
Quietly, Israel and the Gulf States Draw Closer Together PJ MediaOctober 24, 2013
Yemen's Forgotten Christians Gatestone InstituteJanuary 29, 2013
The Coming Collapse of Yemen The American SpectatorDecember 27, 2011
Qatar's Sunni Side The American SpectatorOctober 25, 2011
Explaining Iran's Approach Towards the Middle East The Jerusalem PostOctober 25, 2011
Assessing Bahrain The American SpectatorOctober 19, 2011
Security threat from Yemen? The Jerusalem PostOctober 3, 2011
Iraq goes the way of its Gulf neighbors The Daily Star (Beirut)August 26, 2011
The Emptying of Yemen The Washington TimesJune 7, 2011
Caught on Tape: The Middle East's Culture of Cruelty FrontPageMagazine.comMay 15, 2009
Dubai's Dramatic Drop FrontPageMagazine.comFebruary 25, 2009
Democracy on the Wing Washington PostJanuary 26, 2005
Tapping the hornets' nest HaaretzDecember 10, 2004
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Erdoğan's Regional Charm Offensive Middle East QuarterlyFall 2022
"Un-Brotherly" Saudi-Emirati Ties Middle East QuarterlySpring 2018
Religious Intolerance in the Gulf States Middle East QuarterlySummer 2016
How Many Qatari Nationals Are There? Middle East QuarterlySpring 2015
Riyadh Enters the Yemen-Huthi Fray Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
Can the GCC Weather the Economic Meltdown? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2010
The Gulf States in the Shadow of Iran Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Investment Vehicles for the Persian Gulf Countries Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Policy Brief: Protecting American Soldiers in the Persian Gulf Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
Will the Gulf Monarchies Work Together? Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1997
The Gulf Monarchies: Kuwait's Real Elections Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1996
Russian Ambitions in the Persian Gulf Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
Can Gulf Monarchies Survive the Oil Bust? Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1994
Kuwait: Oasis of Liberalism? Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1994
Reviews
Title Publication Date
Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know Middle East QuarterlyFall 2021
The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates Middle East QuarterlyFall 2021
Mirrored Loss: A Yemeni Woman's Life Story Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life Middle East QuarterlyFall 2017
Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2017
Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings Middle East QuarterlyFall 2014
Undercover Muslim: A Journey into Yemen Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
Power and Politics in the Persian Gulf Monarchies Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies Middle East QuarterlyFall 2009
Amirs, Admirals and Desert Sailors: Bahrain, the U.S. Navy and the Arabian Gulf Middle East QuarterlySummer 2008
The United Arab Emirates: A Study in Survival Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Globalization and the Gulf Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
Mirage: Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Economic Relations between Egypt and the Gulf Oil States, 1967-2000: Petro-Wealth and Patterns of Influence Middle East QuarterlySpring 2006
American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2006
Security in the Persian Gulf: Origins, Obstacles, and the Search for Consensus Middle East QuarterlyFall 2002
Oil and Regional Developments in the Gulf Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1999
The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
Strategic Geography and the Changing Middle East Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Energy Superbowl: Strategic Politics and the Persian Gulf and Caspian Basin Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1998
Martyr's Day Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
The Saudi-Iranian Proxy War in Yemen MEF WireApril 30, 2015
The View from Kuwait MEF WireMarch 18, 2000
MEF in the Media
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Gregg Roman on the Rift between Qatar and the Arab Gulf States I24NewsJune 6, 2017
Middle East Forum Blog
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I Attended a Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra Concert National Review OnlineMarch 10, 2017
Dissent in the Islamic State's Yemen Affiliates: Documents, Translation & Analysis Aymennjawad.orgFebruary 29, 2016
Turkey To Build Military Base in Qatar Defense NewsDecember 16, 2015
The Islamic Prerequisite of Kuwaiti Citizenship Raymondibrahim.comMay 13, 2015
Middle East Forum Radio
Title Publication Date
Najat Al Saied on How the UAE Is Tackling the Coronavirus Pandemic Middle East Forum RadioMarch 30, 2020
Webinars
Title Publication Date
Jason Greenblatt: Why Trump's Middle East Diplomacy Succeeded Middle East Forum WebinarAugust 5, 2022
Efraim Inbar: Israel Will Confront Iran Militarily, Deal or No Deal Middle East Forum WebinarJune 24, 2022
Michael Mandelbaum on How the Past Foreshadows the Future in U.S. Middle East Policy Middle East Forum WebinarJune 17, 2022
The Coming Caliphate? Bill Roggio on Why Al-Qaeda and ISIS Still Matter Middle East Forum WebinarJune 3, 2022
Kyle Shideler on Known Wolves: Federal Counterterrorism Slip-ups and the Need for State-Level Terrorism Laws Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 14, 2022
Todd Bensman: Jihadis Infiltrate Texas Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 14, 2022
Walid Phares on Iran Bombs Abu Dhabi: Why It Matters Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 4, 2022
Joseph Humire on Iran's Tightening Hold on Latin America Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 24, 2022
Qatar's Eid Charity: An Investigation Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 21, 2022
Varsha Koduvayur: No End in Sight to Yemen War Middle East Forum WebinarJune 26, 2021
Ali Alyami on Qatar's Successful Defiance of Saudi Arabia Middle East Forum WebinarApril 1, 2021
Najat Al Saied on the UAE's "People-to-People" Peace with Israel Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 16, 2021
Roman on the Arab Gulf States' Reaction to the Coronavirus Pandemic March 26, 2020