GCC

Great Power Competition in the Gulf: America’s Primacy Will Endure—Unti...

Commentary

The question of what great power (or powers) will control the Gulf region in the...

KSA

A Middle Path for Saudi Arabia: How does the War in Ukraine Affect Saudi Fo...

Commentary

Saudi Arabia has maintained a neutral position toward the crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of ...

UAE

Advocating for Assad: The Effects of Warming UAE-Syria Ties on Emirati Amer...

Commentary

Throughout the past 11 years, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s international travel has largely been limited...

KSA

A New Era in Turkish-Saudi Relations?

Commentary

Turkey and Saudi Arabia had largely inactive relations before Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power...

KSA

The Emergence of Saudi-Turkish Relations: Ataturk and Ibn Saud’s Pragmati...

Commentary

There is a conventional – even clichéd – understanding that Turkey had frosty relations with...

GCC

Consequences of Conflict: The Russia-Ukraine War and the Gulf

Commentary

When Russian troops poured over the Ukrainian border on the morning of February 24, it...

Qatar

The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Forked Path of Qatar-Russia Relations

Commentary

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have found...

Iraq

Neither Elections nor Nuclear Negotiations Will Change Iran’s Influen...

Commentary

The results of Iraq’s recent election and the government formation negotiations that have followed pose...

GCC

Fighting Terrorism in the Gulf is a Societal Responsibility

Commentary

In the GCC’s forty-year history, its past experiences have taught the citizens of the Gulf...

Kuwait

How the Arash-Dorra Gas Field Could Improve Saudi-Iran Ties

Commentary

Over the past two decades, Iran’s Ministry of Oil had made increasing the production capacity...

Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Careful Energy Diplomacy Informs its Stance on the Conf...

Commentary

During his recent official visit to the UK, Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with...

Iran

The Iran Nuclear Deal and World Energy Markets

Commentary

The revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1” powers, if all...

Yemen

Evaluating Yemen’s New Presidential Council

Commentary

April 2022 has proven an eventful month for Yemen. All sides to the conflict accepted...

Kuwait

Dissecting The U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report on Kuwait

Commentary

In April, the U.S. State Department published its annual human rights report on Kuwait. Of...

Iran

Larijani vs. Rouhani: Who Will Lead the Iranian Moderates?

Commentary

 The victory of regime-faithful cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections— a victory all...

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

China in the Gulf: Deep Pockets and Deepening Ties

Reports

This report examines the economic relationship between the People’s Republic of China (China) and the...

UAE

Emirati-Turkish Economic Collaboration Could Lead to a Political One

Commentary

In recent years, tensions between Turkey and the UAE have persisted over issues including 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...

GCC

The Barriers Facing Gynecological and Reproductive Health Services for Wome...

Commentary

After my first visit to a public sector gynecologist in Kuwait three years ago, I...

GCC

 Femicide: Regrettably, A Justifiable Crime in the GCC 

Commentary

On April 20th, 2021 a gruesome murder shook Kuwait and the shock quickly reverberated among...

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