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

Iran’s Foreign Policy: Balancing Ideology and Pragmatism

Commentary

The direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy has been a source of...

GCC

The GCC at 40: Not Broken, Not Fixed

Commentary

At the end of last year, many Middle East experts were confident that, given the...

GCC

The Gulf is in Flux About Israel-Palestine

Commentary

After eleven bloody days of warfare between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Gaza-based...

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...

KSA

Saudi Ceasefire Proposal in Yemen: Opportunities and Future Challenges

Policy Focus

The new Saudi initiative about a ceasefire in Yemen has opened the door for a...

Yemen

To End the War in Yemen, Stop the Battle for Ma’rib

Commentary

The new U.S. mediator will have to focus on an immediate ceasefire in Ma’rib to...

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...

GCC

America Could Make the GCC Reform, If It Wanted to

Commentary

For much of the modern history of the Gulf, the Arab states of the region...

Iran

Iran’s Presidential Elections: A Litmus Test and a Legitimacy Crisis

Commentary

The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up to hold another controversial election on June...

Kuwait

Opposition Unity Can Reshape Kuwait

Commentary

Those who follow the public affairs of the Arab world and its uncertain path toward...

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...

KSA

Will Riyadh’s Newest Economic Project Save the Saudi Economy?

Commentary

2020 has been a difficult year for the Gulf. All members of the Gulf Cooperation...

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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