Yemen

Red Sea Crisis: US-UK Strikes Won’t Stop the Houthis

Alexander Langlois

The Red Sea remains a major focal point in West Asia following multiple U.S.-led military...

GCC

The Gulf in 2024: Expert Outlook

Gulf International Forum

GCC Unity in 2024 in the Face of Regional Threats Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Fellow...

GCC

The Gaza War: Reshuffling Middle East Partnerships

Ambassador Patrick Theros

The recent Israel-Hamas war in Gaza carries significant implications for the Gulf States, the United...

UAE

Strategic Crossroads: Navigating the UAE’s Security Dilemma in Somali...

Emily Milliken

On February 10, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on the General Gordon military base...

Iran

Building Bridges: Iranian-Turkish Economic Unity Amidst Security Rifts

Dr. Umud Shokri

Turkey and Iran, two neighbors with a long and storied shared history, require strong relations...

Iran

Edge of Escalation: Navigating the Fragile Peace Between Pakistan and Iran

Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali

In an era marked by escalating geopolitical tensions and internal strife, Pakistan and Iran find...

UAE

Strategic Crossroads: Navigating the UAE’s Security Dilemma in Somali...

Emily Milliken

On February 10, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on the General Gordon military base...

Iran

Iran’s Strategic Patience: Unpacking Hezbollah Policy in the Gaza War

Arman Mahmoudian

Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict, numerous officials from Iran and Hezbollah have warned...

Yemen

The Next Casualty of the Red Sea Attacks: Undersea Cables

Emily Milliken

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis have bounced back after successive American and British airstrikes targeted the militant...

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...

GCC

Navigating New Horizons: The Gulf’s Dynamic Energy Landscape in 2024

Dr. Umud Shokri

The Middle East played a significant role in the global energy market in 2023, navigating...

GCC

Uniting the Gulf: Regional Collaboration at COP28 for Climate Change

Ian Granit

COP28 has placed climate change and environmental challenges at the forefront of the minds of...

A Break from the Past: Kuwait’s Path Toward Reform and Development

Abdulla Bishara

In recent years, Kuwait has faced a number of political challenges that have opened serious...

Kuwait

From Amir of Pardons to a New Vision: Charting Kuwait’s Political Tra...

Dr. Courtney Freer

Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah passed away last week following a nearly three-year...

GCC

GCC National Days Celebrations in the Shadow of the Gaza War

Dr. Hamdullah Baycar & Sana Quadri

The end of the year usually brings forth a wide array of religious and secular...

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...

KSA

Reimagining Geopolitics: How the IMEC Corridor Aims to Reshape Global Trade...

Fuad Shahbazov

At the recent G20 summit in New Delhi in September, U.S. President Joe Biden announced...

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...

GCC

Expats as Homegrown Heroes: The Rise of Women’s Cricket in the Gulf

Sinem Cengiz

Amna Sharif was born and raised in Kuwait and has lived there for all of...

Iran

The Costs and Consequences of Iran’s Brain Drain

Dr. Massaab Al-Aloosy

The deteriorating conditions within Iran prompted many of its citizens to seek a better life...

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