Yemen

The West’s Houthi Policy is Rudderless in the Red Sea

Alexander Langlois

Since the onset of the Houthis’ missile launches against commercial shipping in the Red Sea,...

Oman

Oman’s Diplomacy Navigates Multipolarity in the Gulf

Dr. Giulia Daga

Amid Hamas’ October 7, 2023, attacks on southern Israel and the latter’s aggressive retaliation against...

Qatar

An American University Retreats from Qatar to Texas

Professor Gary Wasserman

The undermining of America’s global role is most easily seen far from Washington—in College Station,...

Iran

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the...

Arman Mahmoudian

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded...

Iran

Iran: The Real Free Rider of the Gaza War

Zakiyeh Yazdanshenas

The ongoing catastrophic war in Gaza following Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel has once...

Oman

Oman’s Diplomacy Navigates Multipolarity in the Gulf

Dr. Giulia Daga

Amid Hamas’ October 7, 2023, attacks on southern Israel and the latter’s aggressive retaliation against...

Iraq

Iraq Accommodates Turkish Interests Ahead of Expected Offensive

Fuad Shahbazov

On March 14, amid Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan’s most recent official visit to Baghdad,...

KSA

Securing the Seas: Examining Changing Saudi & Emirati Naval Capabilit...

Albert Vidal

Over the past decade, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have significantly expanded their navies...

Iran

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the...

Arman Mahmoudian

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded...

GCC

Bridging Dreams and Reality: Masdar, NEOM, and the Future of Sustainable Li...

Dr. Hamid Pouran

In the vast expanse of the Arabian Peninsula, an ambitious vision is gradually coming to...

GCC

Shaping the Future: The 7th GECF Summit and Geopolitical Realities of the G...

Dr. Umud Shokri

The 7th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Algiers marks a crucial moment for...

GCC

Energizing Ties: The Emerging Azerbaijan-Gulf Partnership in Energy

Fuad Shahbazov

On January 8, Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (MBZ), the leader of the United Arab Emirates...

Iran

New Year’s Woes: Five Worrying Trends for Iranian Households

Mohammad Hashemi & Majid Heydari

March 21 marks the turn of the Persian calendar. Iranians welcome the Persian New Year...

Iran

Iran’s Electoral Crossroads: Voter Dissent and the Shift Toward a Conserv...

Dr. Mohammad Salami

Elections for the 12th term of the Iranian Parliament and the sixth term of the...

Qatar

Bowing to Political Pressure: Texas A&M Withdraws from Qatar

Dr. Hind Al Ansari

On February 8, 2024, the announcement that Texas A&M’s Qatar campus will close by 2028...

Iran

New Year’s Woes: Five Worrying Trends for Iranian Households

Mohammad Hashemi & Majid Heydari

March 21 marks the turn of the Persian calendar. Iranians welcome the Persian New Year...

Qatar

Leveling Up: Unlocking The Promise of Esports in Qatar

Dr. Hind Al Ansari

In some Arab Gulf States, the esports (electronic sports) industry is booming. Besides the entertainment...

GCC

Gulf States’ Opportunities in Kazakhstan’s Emerging Economy and...

Dr. Umud Shokri

When U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in San Francisco to...

GCC

From Past to Present: Ghabga, Gargeean, and the Gulf’s Ramadan

Sinem Cengiz

In the middle of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, after the sun goes down,...

Qatar

An American University Retreats from Qatar to Texas

Professor Gary Wasserman

The undermining of America’s global role is most easily seen far from Washington—in College Station,...

Iran

Beyond Tradition: Iranians Celebrate Christmas to Defy the Regime

Dr. Mohammad Salami

Iran has centuries of history and civilization, with numerous national and religious symbols, days, and...

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