Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

AlUla reconciliation | GCC back to full force

A new page was turned in the intra-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plus Egypt dispute last week. During the GCC summit, Egypt and the GCC member states signed the “AlUla Statement,” ending a three-and-a-half-year-long boycott of Qatar by the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The agreement ushers in a new era of reconciliation and unity […]

How to expand the China-GCC strategic partnership

China enjoys warm ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council states. Most GCC countries have upgraded their engagement with China to a “strategic partnership,” with close cooperation in all fields, including political and security areas. While these developments are important and real, I will suggest some steps to make it closer and enduring. […]