Iran

Republicans Can Come Along for the Ride on JCPOA or Get Left Behind Again

Commentary

President Biden’s foreign policy thus far has largely centered on damage control. Massaging relationships with...

KSA

The Old Saudi-US Relationship Is No More. What Next?

Commentary

No one appeared to have grasped in the early days after Biden took his oath...

KSA

If Washington Abandons Riyadh, Moscow is Waiting

Commentary

Two seemingly unrelated developments that commenced in early 2021 – the US-Saudi brawl escalating to...

Iran

Negotiating With the Taliban: Iran’s No-Win Choice in Afghanistan

Commentary

As Taliban forces captured Afghanistan’s northwestern city of Mazar-i Sharif in August 1998, armed insurgents...

GCC

The Continuation of Division in the GCC Following the Al-Ula Summit

Commentary

Several months after the al-Ula summit in January 2021, ostensibly resolving the 2017-2021 Gulf diplomatic...

Iran

Is Russia a Reliable Partner for Iran?

Commentary

Iran-Russia relations have been associated with their own challenges in recent years. The two countries...

GCC

A Changing Balance of Power in the Red Sea

Commentary

On March 23, the Ever Given container vessel veered out of control while sailing through...

Iraq

U.S.-Iran Clashes in Syria and Iraq: Exchange of Messages or Serious Escala...

Commentary

On June 27, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. airstrikes to be carried out against facilities...

KSA

Securing the Bab el-Mandeb: Can Threats to the Red Sea Drive Regional Coope...

Commentary

As the negotiations to end the war in Yemen continue, policymakers on all sides must...

Iran

A Possible Energy Strategy for Iran’s New President

Commentary

After the 2018 withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s energy...

Qatar

Sino-Qatari LNG Deal: A New Phase for Doha-Beijing Relations?

Commentary

On March 22, an international energy deal of tremendous importance took place, largely without notice...

Iran

Iran’s Electric Grid is Falling Apart

Commentary

Global warming and climate change have directly impacted energy consumption in many countries. Due to...

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...

Kuwait

COVID Knows No Nationality: What Non-Nationals Face in the Vaccination Proc...

Commentary

When I received my COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February 2021, I was taken aback. How had...

Iran

This is What Comes After Raisi’s Election

Commentary

The recent presidential election in Iran, characterized by low turnout and accusations of rigging, sets...

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...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Public Wages Bill Predicament

Commentary

For seven consecutive years, Kuwait has run a budget deficit, with public salaries, subsidies and...

Iran

Why Iran’s Sixth Development Plan Failed

Commentary

Following the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian majlis (parliament) has approved, implemented, and...

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...

GCC

Political Satire in the Shadow of Censorship: Lessons from Political Cartoo...

Commentary

Most discussions of civil society and state relations in the GCC states rely on the...

GCC

Advancing Women’s Political Representation in Gulf Governance

Reports

Executive Summary This report examines the policies and strategies utilized by the Gulf Cooperation Council...

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