GCC

Building a Regional and International Infrastructure for Red Sea Security

Commentary

President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia has highlighted the resurfacing of the Middle East...

Iran

Why President Biden Wants to Revive the Iran Deal

Commentary

Last week, the Biden administration announced that it had agreed to engage with Iran yet...

KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

Commentary

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

Iran

Why Iran Opposes Azerbaijan’s Zangezur Corridor Project

Commentary

The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, fought from September to November 2020, ended with a significant victory...

GCC

How Could Turkey-Gulf Relations Transform in a Post-AKP Turkey

Commentary

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a significant diplomatic rapprochement between Turkey and...

Iran

In the Rearview Mirror: The Case of Iranian Influence in Bosnia

Commentary

As an important actor in the wider Islamic world, Iran wields some soft power clout...

GCC

Reassessing GCC Security After the Ukraine Invasion

Commentary

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has security implications well beyond the borders of the European continent....

GCC

Building a Regional and International Infrastructure for Red Sea Security

Commentary

President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia has highlighted the resurfacing of the Middle East...

Iran

Taliban Afghanistan: A Double-Edged Victory for Iran

Commentary

Many Iranian officials celebrated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a momentous strategic victory. One...

GCC

The United States Cannot Influence Global Oil Markets

Commentary

Even before U.S. President Joe Biden visited Jeddah in mid-July, Saudi Arabia and the UAE...

Iran

Iran’s Energy Sector Needs Sanctions Relief and Foreign Investment

Commentary

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent energy crisis it unleashed, have highlighted the...

Iran

Iran Cannot Develop its Oil Sector Without Sanctions Relief

Commentary

Thanks to a combination of Western animosity and Iran’s regional foreign policy, the country’s energy...

Iraq

Iraq’s Absent Political Opposition

Commentary

As a general rule, most nations are stronger and more stable when they have a...

Iraq

Why Iraq’s Current Crisis is So Intractable

Commentary

The political deadlock preventing the formation of a new Iraqi government has been characterized by...

Iran

Salman Rushdie and the Ideological Divide in Iran

Commentary

In February 1989, five months after Salman Rushdie published his polarizing fourth novel “The Satanic...

Iraq

Iraq’s Perennial Electricity Problem and its Implications for Social Stab...

Commentary

The growing social unrest we see in Iraq today can be directly linked to the...

GCC

Islamic Finance and Banking as a Response to Western Sanctions: Muslim Russ...

Commentary

From the 19th to the 21st of May, Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan held the 13th...

KSA

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Bolstering the Saudi Industrial Sector to Achieve Sust...

Commentary

Global oil prices have risen on the back of the post-COVID 19 economic recovery and...

GCC

How the Gulf Fell in Love with Turkish Cinema

Commentary

In 2022, “Bergen,” a Turkish biopic based on the life story of the namesake singer,...

Iraq

Iraq’s Perennial Electricity Problem and its Implications for Social Stab...

Commentary

The growing social unrest we see in Iraq today can be directly linked to the...

GCC

Beyond Stereotypes and Propaganda: A Look Behind the Rise of Social Media S...

Commentary

This year, the People’s Choice Awards, an annual American award show that has aired since...

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