KSA

Saudi-U.S. Relations: New Priorities in a Changing World

Commentary

Saudi Arabia’s relationship with the United States has long been described as a partnership based...

GCC

Flexing Its Muscles: GCC Geopolitics During the Oil Crunch

Commentary

Nearly a month after OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by 2 million barrels, the...

KSA

Perspectives: OPEC+ and U.S.-Saudi Relations

Commentary

A Fractious, if Enduring Partnership Professor David Des Roches, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Gulf International...

GCC

The Enemy of My Enemy: Ukrainian Diplomacy in the Gulf

Commentary

On November 6, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stridently condemned Iran for supplying unmanned aerial vehicles...

GCC

The Gulf States Weigh Trade-Offs of Engaging With the Taliban

Commentary

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the massive evacuations of international troops dramatically altered Afghanistan’s...

Iran

Lessons of History: The Fleeting Nature of Iran-Russia Collaboration

Commentary

Isolated from the international community and full of antipathy toward the West, Iran and Russia...

Iran

A Double-Edged Drone: How Russia’s Use of Iranian-made Drones Impacts Gul...

Commentary

As Russia continues its illegal invasion of Ukraine, it has secured crucial support from Iran...

GCC

Women, Peace, and Security: Gulf Perspectives on Integration, Inclusiveness...

Reports

Executive Summary In recent years, governments in the Gulf have mobilized their resources and political...

GCC

The GCC’s Tilt Toward Asian Regional Organizations

Commentary

Over the past year, the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have grown steadily...

Iran

Winter is Coming: Iran’s Looming Energy Crisis

Commentary

The Iranian government is currently embroiled in the most serious threat to its rule since...

Iran

Striking Oil: How Strikes in Iran’s Energy Sector Could Shape the Protest...

Commentary

Considering the central role of energy exports to Iran’s economy, the security of the nation’s...

KSA

Adding Fuel to the Fire: the Consequences of OPEC+ Production Cuts

Commentary

On October 5, during its 45th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting in Vienna, OPEC+ agreed...

Iraq

Three Tests for the New Iraqi PM’s Reform Agenda

Commentary

Though Iraq finally formed a government this October after more than a year of political...

Iran

Exploring the Limits of Chinese Public Diplomacy in Iran

Commentary

From the moment protests erupted in Iran over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in...

Qatar

Due Diligence or Demonization? World Cup 2022 and Western Criticism of Qata...

Commentary

Association football, or “soccer” to Americans, dominates the world of sports. More fans flock to...

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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