Maritime strategy

Egypt, Saudi Arabia accuse Qatar of undermining Gulf security

As Saudi Arabia seeks to thaw relations with Qatar, it called for a meeting with Egyptian officials, during which the two countries condemned Qatar’s interception of two Bahraini coastguard vessels in the Arabian Sea.

Mohamed Sabry | Maritime strategy | Dec 8, 2020
al-monitor Turki al-Faisal bin Abdulziz al-Saud, chairman of King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, listens to Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani (L) addressing the Manama Dialogue security conference in the Bahrain capital on Dec. 6, 2020. Photo by MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images.

Mixed signals over Israel-Turkey relations

An article published in the Tel Aviv University Turkeyscope review might suggest that Ankara wants to rehabilitate its relations with Jerusalem.

Rina Bassist | Maritime strategy | Dec 8, 2020

Egypt seeks alliance with Sudan, Israel to counter Turkish influence in Somalia

Egypt is reportedly seeking an alliance with Sudan and Israel to counter Turkish moves in the Red Sea.

Khalid Hassan | Maritime strategy | Nov 20, 2020

Russia to establish naval base in Sudan

The combat capability of the Russian navy in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean would be significantly increased with a military base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast.

Kirill Semenov | Maritime strategy | Nov 17, 2020

Sisi talks Turkey, East Med tensions, in visit to Greece

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was in Athens amid common hostility toward Turkish activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Sean Mathews | Maritime strategy | Nov 17, 2020