Authors Posts by Aymen Al-Faisal

Aymen Al-Faisal

Independent researcher interested in political affairs.

Pope Francis’ Once Again in the Arab World

Iraqis are preparing to host His Holiness, Pope Francis, in an official visit on March 5th. This visit, which will last four days, comes as the World goes through the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hope that this visit will support the...

ISIS and its impact on Iraq: an overview

Since the formation of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" or "ISIS" in 2013, Iraq has become the preferred arena for the group's militants. Despite the fact that the group's expansion in Iraq subsided recently and in spite of Iraq's victory over...

An Iraqi insight of the upcoming Iraqi-American strategic dialogue

The United States of America called on Iraq for “a strategic dialogue". With no doubt the United States has an interest in Iraq, which may vary from an American administration to another, from time to time, but it does not exceed the fact that...

The Implications of the Coronavirus on the Overall Situation in Iraq

With the spread of the coronavirus globally, many countries around the world face several challenges in the absence of any looming solutions so far. Economies are the most affected by this virus that led to restrict the movement and the freedom of travel between...

Qaboos’s Oman and the New Sultan’s Challenges

"It is a pleasure for me to speak to you this evening through our Omani radio. Our intention is to make sure that you closely know the government's plans and the steps it will take to achieve reassurance and progress for our people, prosperity,...

The Gulf’s Interest in the Horn of Africa: Influence and Economic Ties

Investing their capital overseas is one of the most important features of Gulf business. Some Gulf countries (such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Oman) have been working, for some time now, on maximizing their returns in emerging foreign markets, (Gas, energy, exploration and...

Water Partnerships in International (Transboundary) Watercourses under International Water Law

“The history of international water treaties dates as far back as 2500 BC, when the two Sumerian city-states of Lagash and Umma crafted an agreement ending a water dispute along the Tigris River - often said to be the first treaty of any kind.” Today,...

Oman Positions on the Regional Crises

The Middle East region has faced monumental challenges in recent times. It all started with the political upheavals in Iraq in 2003, affecting as it did the various economic, political and security spheres, and which some observers believe gradually spread into neighbouring countries of...

The role of think tanks in the decision making process of foreign politics

The role and specificity of policymakers is undoubtedly an influential factor in international relations. Statesmen are first and foremost the policymakers thus actors on the international platform. However, they work under the name and interests of the state.  In this sense, the issue of...