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Bahrain After the Prime Minister
Sudden Succession Essay Series

Simon Henderson

The Washington Institute has been sponsoring a series of discussions about sudden succession in the Middle East. Each session focuses on scenarios that might unfold if a specific ruler or leader departed the scene tomorrow. Questions include these: Would the sudden change lead to different policies? Would it affect the...

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The Road Beyond UAE-Israel Normalization

Ehud Yaari

Netanyahu’s strategy of bypassing the intractable Palestinian issue has paid substantial dividends worldwide, but a peace treaty ‘domino effect’ is unlikely in the near term given various calculations in Riyadh and other Arab capitals.

In Focus: The Rising Generation of Leaders in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

PolicyWatch 1073

Kuwait's Parliament Decides Who Rules

Simon Henderson

At a time when attention is focused on the problems democracy has brought in one part of the Middle East, such as the Palestinian territories, it has been easy to overlook how democratic processes were key to resolving a crisis in another Middle Eastern country: Kuwait. The January 15 death of...