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Unity restored among GCC states

At a surprise meeting in Riyadh two days ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar. This decision ends eight months of tensions with Doha and, in theory, signals a return to unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

A warning for Africa’s strongmen

Will a popular uprising in a relatively stable nation force other African leaders to rethink plans to extend their time in power?

IISS Cartagena Dialogue - The Trans-Pacific Summit

By Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS