GCC

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

Commentary

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

Iran

Republicans Can Come Along for the Ride on JCPOA or Get Left Behind Again

Commentary

President Biden’s foreign policy thus far has largely centered on damage control. Massaging relationships with...

KSA

The Old Saudi-US Relationship Is No More. What Next?

Commentary

No one appeared to have grasped in the early days after Biden took his oath...

GCC

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Commentary

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

GCC

How the GCC Views the Algeria-Morocco Rift

Commentary

On August 24, Algeria announced that it had severed ties with Morocco, accusing it of...

GCC

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

Commentary

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

Yemen

Marib: An Obstacle to the Peace Process

Commentary

Next month marks the seventh year since the Ansar Allah movement – commonly known as...

GCC

After 31 Years, What Has the Gulf Learned from the Kuwait Invasion?

Commentary

August 2, 2021 marked thirty-one years since the beginning of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Mercifully,...

GCC

A Changing Balance of Power in the Red Sea

Commentary

On March 23, the Ever Given container vessel veered out of control while sailing through...

Iran

Will Iran Become a Gas Exporter to Europe?

Commentary

The geography of Iran has provided special natural conditions for the country. Iran borders 13...

UAE

The UAE Joins the “Hydrogen Race”

Commentary

On May 19, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of...

Iran

A Possible Energy Strategy for Iran’s New President

Commentary

After the 2018 withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s energy...

Qatar

Women Can Shape Qatar’s Political Future

Commentary

There is no doubt that the participation of Qatari women in the country’s first Shura...

GCC

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

Commentary

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

GCC

Tribes in the Gulf: Between Electoral Manipulation and Societal Division

Commentary

Research and discussion about the role of tribes in societies throughout the Arab world almost...

KSA

Saudi-Omani Partnership: Economic and Security Ties Deepen

Policy Focus

On Sunday, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman departed on his first international visit to...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Public Wages Bill Predicament

Commentary

For seven consecutive years, Kuwait has run a budget deficit, with public salaries, subsidies and...

Iran

Why Iran’s Sixth Development Plan Failed

Commentary

Following the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian majlis (parliament) has approved, implemented, and...

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...

GCC

Political Satire in the Shadow of Censorship: Lessons from Political Cartoo...

Commentary

Most discussions of civil society and state relations in the GCC states rely on the...

GCC

Advancing Women’s Political Representation in Gulf Governance

Reports

Executive Summary This report examines the policies and strategies utilized by the Gulf Cooperation Council...

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