Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg is the GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs & Negotiation, and a columnist for Arab News. The views expressed in this piece are personal and do not necessarily represent GCC views. Twitter: @abuhamad1

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Ethiopia’s civil war a threat to regional security

As Ethiopia this month marked the first anniversary of the start of its latest civil war, the UN warned of dire political and humanitarian consequences. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “the stability of Ethiopia and the wider region is at risk.”

November 16, 2021

Minorities need protection from Daesh extremism

The bold and public claims by Daesh-Khorasan that it was responsible for the recent terror attacks against minorities in Afghanistan raise serious questions about the Taliban’s ability to combat the terrorist group and the need for a global effort to counter its threat.

October 19, 2021

Europe’s role in Gulf and Middle East security

The European Council on Foreign Relations last week organized its annual Middle East and North Africa Forum. Held this year in Rome, the gathering focused on threats to regional security, shifting geopolitics and new openings for diplomacy.

October 11, 2021

Does the Gulf need a Helsinki moment?

In his speech before the UN General Assembly last month, King Salman laid down Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy principles and expressed some hope about the ongoing Saudi-Iran talks, the latest of which took place on Sept. 21, the day before the king’s speech.

October 05, 2021