Gabriel Gluskin-Braun

About Gabriel Gluskin-Braun

Gabriel Gluskin-Braun is a correspondent intern at the OWP. Gabriel’s area of interest is politics, conflict, and protest movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He has worked on human rights issues relating to Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt and is excited to contribute to the OWPs work advocating for the victims of conflict.

Qatar Blockade Resolution Provides New Opportunity For Regional Dialogue

In a significant turn in Persian Gulf affairs, on January 5th, the Saudi-led bloc, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt, ended their years-long blockade of Qatar. According to CNBC, a Gulf Co-Operation Council meeting held in Saudi Arabia saw the arrival of Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]

A color map of the Middle East. Qatar is in central focus and marked with a red pin. Saudi Arabia and Qatar's flags cross in the bottom left corner.

U.S. Bolsters Support For Taiwan And Tibet, Angering China

As a part of the 2021 omnibus spending bill advanced by the United States Congress in December, legislation passed reaffirming American support for independence movements in Tibet and Taiwan. According to the South China Morning Post, the Tibet Policy and Support Act was passed as an amendment to the spending […]

Explosives-laden Boat Hits Fuel Ship At Saudi Port

A small boat laden with explosives rammed an oil tanker at the port of Jeddah along the coast of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia on December 14th. The attack, which no one has taken credit for, struck the Singapore-flagged BW Rhine, causing hull damage, a fire, and a small […]

U.S., E.U. Say They Do Not Recognize Venezuelan Parliamentary Vote

Following recent legislative elections in Venezuela, the United States and the European Union have condemned the plebiscite as illegitimate. The election, conducted on December 6th, saw President Nicolás Maduro’s Great Patriotic Pole coalition win over two-thirds of the cast ballots. The victory solidifies Maduro’s control over the National Assembly, the […]

President Nicolás Maduro, from the shoulders up. He's in a dark, pinstriped suit and looks off to the left.

UN Special Rapporteur Calls For Ending Sanctions On Qatar

UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan on Thursday, November 12th called for the Saudi-led coalition of Arab states to end their years-long blockade and sanctions program targeting Qatar. A statement released by the United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner announced that Douhan observed in a two-week trip to the country that […]