The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Israel Shines in the Gulf Where Big Powers Falter, but That Could Prove Tricky

May 19, 2020

Israel is proving to Gulf states that it is a more reliable partner in some respects than big powers like the United States, China, or Russia. But the limits of cooperation with Israel could come to the forefront at a time of economic crisis in which Gulf states are likely to have to renegotiate long-standing social contracts.