Iraq Security Forces Conduct Operations in Lead-up to US Drawdown

The imminent polls will not alter the power structure of the strategically positioned Gulf state, but they could affect its simmering Shia unrest and wider regional politics. On November 24, Bahraini men and women will go to the polls to choose who will represent them in the forty-seat National Assembly for the next four years.… Keep reading →

Kuwait Promises To Increase Oil Production In Case  Of War

The strategic Gulf island on the frontline against Iran faces formidable financial and diplomatic challenges, made more complicated by looming parliamentary elections. The smallest Persian Gulf country is in the throes of big economic problems. A growing debt burden means it needs foreign exchange to avoid a currency devaluation. Its wealthy neighbors—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and… Keep reading →