Regional Diplomacy Amid
the War in Gaza

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Conflict in the Red Sea
Makes Economic Waves

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Bridging the Gap:
A Call for Inclusive Health Solutions from Doha

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Publications

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February 8, 2024
Issue Brief -
CBDC Global Pioneers: A Roadmap for Gulf Countries

Key Takeaways Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Rising: Central banks are developing digital currencies as a result of cryptocurrency market volatility and the rise of the digital yuan (e-CNY). They are treading carefully to develop their own prototypes to guard central bank independence and are cognizant that introduction of CBDCs may alter the financial markets… Continue reading CBDC Global Pioneers: A Roadmap for Gulf Countries

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January 11, 2024
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Algeria-Russia Ties: Beyond Military Cooperation?

In June 2023, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune made a high-profile trip to Russia, where he received a warm welcome from President Vladimir Putin. His visit came despite strong criticism from Europe and the United States, whose Secretary of State Antony Blinken had urged Algeria a year earlier to limit its ties with Russia following the war in Ukraine.

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December 31, 2023
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Türkiye’s Consequential Elections and Western Media Coverage

There is little doubt that modern Türkiye and its current leadership pose a serious dilemma for many countries in the West. On one hand, the country is a rising star in the international arena, thanks to its growing geostrategic influence based on its membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), unique geographic location which bridges Asia and Europe, growing economy, and increasing diplomatic weight. On the other hand, there has been constant Western unease about Türkiye’s human rights record and the perceived strongman leadership style of its current leader.

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February 8, 2024
Issue Brief -
CBDC Global Pioneers: A Roadmap for Gulf Countries

Key Takeaways Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Rising: Central banks are developing digital currencies as a result of cryptocurrency market volatility and the rise of the digital yuan (e-CNY). They are treading carefully to develop their own prototypes to guard central bank independence and are cognizant that introduction of CBDCs may alter the financial markets… Continue reading CBDC Global Pioneers: A Roadmap for Gulf Countries

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January 11, 2024
Issue Brief -
Algeria-Russia Ties: Beyond Military Cooperation?

In June 2023, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune made a high-profile trip to Russia, where he received a warm welcome from President Vladimir Putin. His visit came despite strong criticism from Europe and the United States, whose Secretary of State Antony Blinken had urged Algeria a year earlier to limit its ties with Russia following the war in Ukraine.

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December 31, 2023
Issue Brief -
Türkiye’s Consequential Elections and Western Media Coverage

There is little doubt that modern Türkiye and its current leadership pose a serious dilemma for many countries in the West. On one hand, the country is a rising star in the international arena, thanks to its growing geostrategic influence based on its membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), unique geographic location which bridges Asia and Europe, growing economy, and increasing diplomatic weight. On the other hand, there has been constant Western unease about Türkiye’s human rights record and the perceived strongman leadership style of its current leader.

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Events

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28 February 2024
past event 6:00 pm GMT - 7:30 pm GMT
Japan and the GCC: Towards a Comprehensive Partnership
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19 February 2024
past event 9:00 am GMT - 12:00 pm GMT
The Doha Global South Health Policy Initiative
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15 January 2024
past event 6:00 pm AST - 7:30 pm AST
Shaping Public Opinion on Gaza: Disinformation, Propaganda, and Alternative Narratives
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28 February 2024
past event 6:00 pm GMT - 7:30 pm GMT

Japan and the GCC: Towards a Comprehensive Partnership

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19 February 2024
past event 9:00 am GMT - 12:00 pm GMT

The Doha Global South Health Policy Initiative

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15 January 2024
past event 6:00 pm AST - 7:30 pm AST

Shaping Public Opinion on Gaza: Disinformation, Propaganda, and Alternative Narratives

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Afkar

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February 29, 2024
Regional Diplomacy Amid the War in Gaza 

Over the past four months, Middle Eastern nations have been dismayed by the near-unconditional support from Western governments to Israel as it has bombarded and besieged the Gaza Strip and is now ramping up an assault on Rafah—a sliver of territory where more than a million displaced civilians have gathered. As a result, some have… Continue reading Regional Diplomacy Amid the War in Gaza 

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February 28, 2024
Bridging the Gap: A Call for Inclusive Health Solutions from Doha

In a world where health disparities dictate life outcomes, the need for inclusive and equitable health solutions is more pressing than ever. The first convening of the Doha Global South Health Policy Initiative held this week in Doha as a partnership between the Middle East Council on Global Affairs and the Bill & Melinda Gates… Continue reading Bridging the Gap: A Call for Inclusive Health Solutions from Doha

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February 22, 2024
Conflict in the Red Sea Makes Economic Waves

When the Yemen-based Houthi movement began attacking commercial shipping in the Red Sea in response to Israel’s war in Gaza, the impact on global trade was almost immediate. The international counter-response led by the United States, however, has only increased the likelihood of intensifying conflict and economic damage. As tensions build, the confrontation in the… Continue reading Conflict in the Red Sea Makes Economic Waves

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February 29, 2024
Regional Diplomacy Amid the War in Gaza 

Over the past four months, Middle Eastern nations have been dismayed by the near-unconditional support from Western governments to Israel as it has bombarded and besieged the Gaza Strip and is now ramping up an assault on Rafah—a sliver of territory where more than a million displaced civilians have gathered. As a result, some have… Continue reading Regional Diplomacy Amid the War in Gaza 

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February 28, 2024
Bridging the Gap: A Call for Inclusive Health Solutions from Doha

In a world where health disparities dictate life outcomes, the need for inclusive and equitable health solutions is more pressing than ever. The first convening of the Doha Global South Health Policy Initiative held this week in Doha as a partnership between the Middle East Council on Global Affairs and the Bill & Melinda Gates… Continue reading Bridging the Gap: A Call for Inclusive Health Solutions from Doha

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February 22, 2024
Conflict in the Red Sea Makes Economic Waves

When the Yemen-based Houthi movement began attacking commercial shipping in the Red Sea in response to Israel’s war in Gaza, the impact on global trade was almost immediate. The international counter-response led by the United States, however, has only increased the likelihood of intensifying conflict and economic damage. As tensions build, the confrontation in the… Continue reading Conflict in the Red Sea Makes Economic Waves

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