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Tue, May 14, 2019

Attacks on Saudi oil stations raise tensions in volatile Gulf

Drones purportedly flown by Houthi rebels in Yemen attacked Saudi oil pumping stations on May 14, creating a new flash point in a region already on edge over rising tensions between the United States and Iran.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Cyberattack in the Gulf

Video by Kelly Russo

Cybersecurity Middle East

Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Tunisia’s Ruling Party Crisis

Nidaa Tounes may have to answer to a jaded constituency in the elections for failing its voters. While the current crisis is unlikely to trigger government collapse, it hampers the party’s ability to serve as a unified countervailing force to Ennahda and underscores the fragile nature of Tunisia’s balance of political power.

MENASource by Katherine Wolff and Elissa Miller

Democratic Transitions Middle East

Katherine Wolff is associate director for Middle East security in the Atlantic Council’s Middle East programs, where her current and past research focuses include regional security, economic transformations in the Arab Gulf, and security challenges in North Africa.

Previously, she worked with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she focused on the political transitions in North Africa. Before joining the Council full-time, she was an intern with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

She completed her BA in public and international affairs with a minor in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, where she conducted research on Tunisia’s political parties.