Qatar

Qatar Eyes a Greater Regional Role in the Wake of the American Regional Dra...

Commentary

As the United States scales back its commitments throughout the Middle East, its reliance on...

GCC

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

Commentary

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

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...

GCC

China is Quietly Mending the Turkish-GCC Split

Commentary

The recent climate of detente between Turkey and the Gulf appears to have had an...

GCC

Prospects for Saudi-Turkey Rapprochement

Commentary

On September 23, Turkey congratulated Saudi Arabia on the 91st anniversary of Saudi National Day....

Iran

To Engage or Not to Engage? Iran and the “New” Taliban

Commentary

Given the fundamental ideological differences between the ruling political system of Iran, based on Twelver...

Yemen

Marib: An Obstacle to the Peace Process

Commentary

Next month marks the seventh year since the Ansar Allah movement – commonly known as...

GCC

After 31 Years, What Has the Gulf Learned from the Kuwait Invasion?

Commentary

August 2, 2021 marked thirty-one years since the beginning of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Mercifully,...

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...

Iran

Will Iran Become a Gas Exporter to Europe?

Commentary

The geography of Iran has provided special natural conditions for the country. Iran borders 13...

UAE

The UAE Joins the “Hydrogen Race”

Commentary

On May 19, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of...

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

A Step Toward Democracy in Qatar

Commentary

Last Saturday, thousands of Qataris went to the ballot boxes to choose their representatives on...

Iraq

Iran’s Proxies and Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Ideological Rhetoric...

Commentary

Lacking demonstrable political or economic achievements, Iranian proxies in Iraq—both the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)...

GCC

The GCC Must Navigate the End of Rentierism

Commentary

The formation of the Fatimid Caliphate in Cairo is an interesting case for studying the...

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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