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2020-09-14
Establish Geographic Inclusivity in the Security Council

The United Nations continues to champion multilateralism. Yet because the future of the multilateral order stands in jeopardy in the wake of criticism that international orga ...

Writer: Dr. Abdulaziz Sager
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2020-09-05
Safer: An Environmental Bomb off Yemen's Coast

The 45-year-old Safer Floating Tank, which is a neglected floating oil storage vessel loaded with approximately 1.1 million barrels of crude oil is anchored about 60km north ...

Writer: Dr. Mohamed Abdelraouf
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2020-09-03
The US-China Battle for Influence in Global Multilateral Organizations: What the Recent WHO Clash Means for the Upcoming G20 Summit and the Future of Multilateralism

The outset of COVID-19 and its impact on the G20 processAs one of its primary responsibilities upon assuming the Group of 20 (G20) presidency in December 2019, Saudi Arabia ...

Writer: Aileen Byrne
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2020-09-02
Russian-Chinese Security Architecture in the Gulf: Role of China, Russia & Iran in the Gulf

As an alternative to the U.S. security umbrella, China envisages a broadening of security arrangements in the Gulf region with the backing of Russia, based on a collective s ...

Writer: Layla Ali
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