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Israel/GCC Countries/Middle East – The emergence of GCC-Israel relations in a changing Middle East (Brookings)

Omar H. Rahman writes: The development of open, friendly relations between Israel and some Gulf Arab states has emerged as a significant new dynamic of the 21st century Middle East. go to Brookings: The emergence of GCC-Israel relations in a changing Middle East (brookings.edu)

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(GCC Countries) Family businesses in the Gulf must not be left behind (Atlantic Council)

Amjad Ahmad and Farida H. Agamy From Fortune 500 companies to local mom-and-pop stores, family businesses represent a significant global economic force. According to the Family Firm Institute, family enterprises constitute around two-thirds of all businesses around the world, generate approximately 70 to 90 percent of annual global GDP, and create 50 to 80 percent of jobs […]

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(Qatar/GCC Countries) The blockade on Qatar helped strengthen its economy, paving the way to stronger regional integration (Nader Kabbani, Brookings)

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(Pakistan/GCC Countries) Pakistan welcomes revival of ties between Qatar, Saudi-led bloc (Al Jazeera)

Pakistan has welcomed a reduction in tensions between Qatar and its neighbours in the Arabian Gulf, with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi holding talks over the telephone with his counterparts in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the foreign ministry says. Qureshi spoke with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Saudi […]