Articles on Cinzia Bianco

Israel-UAE peace deal: Flipping the regional order of the Middle East (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco & Hugh Lovatt - 14 August 2020

The Israel-UAE peace deal provides multiple wins for both countries, and for the US. But it could yet deepen the region’s political fault lines. 

Saudi Arabia, energy geopolitics, and the big production cut (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 20 April 2020

Saudi Arabia took a major risk in launching the oil price war. There may be a political price to pay.

Home and away: Mohammad Bin Salman projects his power (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 12 March 2020

The Saudi leadership’s recent robust moves could mark the start of the crown prince’s long-awaited ascent to the throne.

After Qaboos: The future of Oman and Gulf geopolitics (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 14 January 2020

The fractious context of the Gulf means Oman’s new ruler could soon find himself seeking to emulate his predecessor and championing regional diplomatic dialogue

Saudi Arabia’s frozen-conflict tactics (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 07 November 2019

Saudi Arabia is suspending its assertive foreign policy, seeking to prevent an escalation in tensions.

Cracks in the Saudi-Emirati alliance? (Commentary)

Cinzia Bianco - 13 September 2019

Policymakers have closely watched the emergence of an apparent rift between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as an ostensible attempt at rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in recent weeks. The dynamics of the Gulf can have significant implications for European economic and political interests.