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...

Yemen

Biden’s Problem in Yemen: The Houthis are Winning

Commentary

The Houthi rebels currently feel emboldened in Yemen’s war. The Iran-aligned movement believes that it...

Iran

Turkey and Iran: The End of the Honeymoon?     

Commentary

Over the past decade, Turkey and Iran have enjoyed several years of strategic partnership, characterized...

Yemen

Foreign Support to Proxies Exacerbates the War in Yemen

Commentary

Yemen is today one of the world’s most ill-fated countries. The ongoing civil war has...

GCC

Lavrov’s GCC Tour: A Sign of Russia’s Increasing Gulf Ties

Commentary

From March 8 to 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov travelled to the United Arab...

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...

Qatar

A Rising Role: Qatar and its Competition in the Global Helium Market

Commentary

Thanks to Qatar’s increased production of helium and massive reserves in the North Dome field,...

Iraq

China’s Unsuccessful Swoop Into the Iraqi Oil Sector: (Not) the End of th...

Commentary

COVID-19 and collapsed oil prices have dealt a severe blow to Iraq’s economy, where approximately...

Iran

Let the Turbines Spin: Iran’s Opportunity to Combat Climate Change

Commentary

The cold season is upon Iran and air pollution levels are on the rise yet...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Disunited Opposition Finds Grilling Ministers Its Only Way to Fight Back

Commentary

It is well-documented in existing scholarship that Kuwait’s political system has been in a state...

Kuwait

Ending Kuwait’s Political Crisis: Moderation and Electoral Reform

Commentary

  Across Kuwait, there has been much discussion in recent weeks about ways to end...

Kuwait

Firing at the Wrong Target: A Losing Game for Kuwait’s Opposition

Commentary

The resignation of the Kuwaiti cabinet and the election of the new parliament has produced...

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...

Qatar

Qatari-Turkish Relations in the Post-Blockade Era

Commentary

Walking through Doha, one cannot help but notice the increasing presence of Turkish nationals and...

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...

GCC

The Flurry of Female Appointments to GCC Judiciaries is Welcome but It’s ...

Commentary

Kuwait is poised to appoint the first three female judges in the nation’s history this...

GCC

COVID19 Illuminates Gap in Addressing Gender Violence in the Gulf

Commentary

The “social distancing” prompted by the pandemic can be seen as a massive psychological experiment,...

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