Articles on The Gulf

Yemen’s diplomatic discord (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 12 September 2018

After the collapse of planned consultations in Geneva, a new round of formal peace talks seems unlikely before the end of the year.

Hudayda on the brink: A turning point in Yemen’s war? (Commentary)

James Firebrace - 15 August 2018

The Yemeni port of Hudayda must be protected, or the war will spill outside of the country's borders

Port in a Decisive Storm: The battle for Hudayda (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 21 June 2018

As the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen fights to take control of Hudayda, the city's future remains clouded

Oman: between Iran and a hard place (Commentary)

Camille Lons - 03 May 2018

Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.

The Importance of Being Envoy: Advice to the new UN Representative to Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 11 April 2018

Martin Griffiths has an opportunity to serve as a bridge between international and regional actors and to benefit from European diplomatic initiatives.

Saleh’s dramatic death returns Yemen to the spotlight (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 05 December 2017

The former president’s death makes diplomatic engagement all the more difficult, but also underlines the folly of leaving Yemen on the backburner.

Saudi Arabia: Bold moves or brinksmanship? (Commentary)

Ruth Citrin - 22 November 2017

Mohammad bin Salman is engaged in a risky bid to remake Saudi Arabia at the same time as rebalancing power regionally.

Not only a pawn in their game (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 16 November 2017

The war in Yemen has its own domestic logic, independent of the Saudi-Iranian ‘cold war’.

Local actors hold key to de-escalation in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 30 August 2017

Engagement with power brokers in Marib, Mukalla, Taiz and Aden is key to avoid mistakes of Sanaa-centric post-2011 transitional process.

Qatar crisis widening regional fault lines (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 14 June 2017

The situation in Qatar is exacerbating intra-Sunni fractures just as tensions with Iran heat up