KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

Commentary

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

KSA

Partner, Not Pariah

Commentary

On October 2, 2018, a foreign citizen was assassinated by a foreign government in a...

KSA

History Rhymes: Comparing the Kennedy and Biden Policies toward Riyadh

Commentary

History does not always repeat itself but in some cases it comes close. Examining the...

Bahrain

Why the Qatar-Bahrain Rift Long Predates the 2017 Gulf Crisis

Commentary

On the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, the Qatari Amir Shaykh Tamim...

GCC

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Commentary

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Commentary

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

KSA

MBS’s Visit to Europe: Seeking New Security Ties Through Greece and Franc...

Commentary

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), generally acknowledged to be the de facto chief...

Iran

How “Spy Games” Between Iran and Israel Could Enflame Regional Tensions

Commentary

In 2020, Iran’s counter-intelligence agencies were challenged by the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s...

Iran

Iran’s Drone Diplomacy: Enhancing Tehran’s Regional Competitiveness

Commentary

In mid-May, flanked by high-ranking officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Maj. Gen....

Iran

Iran’s Energy Sector Needs Sanctions Relief and Foreign Investment

Commentary

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent energy crisis it unleashed, have highlighted the...

Iran

Iran Cannot Develop its Oil Sector Without Sanctions Relief

Commentary

Thanks to a combination of Western animosity and Iran’s regional foreign policy, the country’s energy...

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...

Kuwait

New Faces, New Elections, Unchanging System in Kuwait

Commentary

Having announced that a new cabinet would be formed and parliament dissolved at the end...

Kuwait

Should Kuwait Revisit its Foreign Policy?

Commentary

Kuwait, a Gulf country of 4.67 million people, has pursued a conciliatory foreign policy strategy...

UAE

The UAE, Russia’s Escape Hatch from International Sanctions

Commentary

Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine that commenced on February 24 has provoked several...

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...

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...

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...

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