Iran

Iran’s Combative Diplomacy Continues in Vienna

Commentary

After the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,”...

KSA

The Uncertain Future of U.S.-Saudi Energy Relations

Commentary

The stability of global energy markets has long been a major factor in U.S. relations...

GCC

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf: Unpredictability is not Policy

Commentary

The buzz in Washington, DC Middle East think tanks and in Gulf capitals revolves, as...

UAE

The UAE’s Israel-Iran Balancing Act

Commentary

On December 12, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking...

GCC

Gulf States’ Reaction to the JCPOA Talks

Commentary

On December 30, the eighth round of indirect nuclear deal talks between the United States...

GCC

Perspectives on the 42nd GCC Summit Outcomes

Commentary

GCC Embraces Reconciliation, Prioritizes Economic Development Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Baker Institute Fellow for the...

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...

GCC

Formalizing a Middle Eastern “Cold War”

Commentary

More than ten years after the advent of the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, the original...

Yemen

Marib: An Obstacle to the Peace Process

Commentary

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

UAE

Behind the UAE’s Russian Outreach

Commentary

The United Arab Emirates’ Mubadala holding company made its single largest investment in Russia on...

UAE

Hydrogen: the UAE’s Strategic Albeit Long-term Priority

Commentary

The Fall of 2021 marked two crucial developments that gave substance to the United Arab...

KSA

The Uncertain Future of U.S.-Saudi Energy Relations

Commentary

The stability of global energy markets has long been a major factor in U.S. relations...

Kuwait

Finding a Sense of Direction in Kuwait

Commentary

In recent months, a variety of actors within Kuwaiti society have engaged in a far-reaching...

Kuwait

Expatriates’ Rights in Kuwait between Rentier Economy and Civil Society

Commentary

The relationship between rulers and ruled stands at the forefront of the socio-economic environment in...

Iran

Two Years After the Aban Protests, Iran Faces Increased Unrest

Commentary

Two years have elapsed since Iran brutally repressed the November 2019 mass protests (also called...

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...

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...

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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