Author: Ambassador Patrick Theros

Ambassador Patrick Theros
GCC

COVID-19: Will it Make China Villain or Victor in the Gulf Region?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

How does China emerge from the COVID-19 crisis having been pilloried as the source of...

GCC

The Gulf & Its Foreign Security Guarantors: Lessons from Past Withdrawals for America’s Impending Absence

Defense & Security

President Trump has left little doubt that he would prefer to withdraw the American military...

Iran

The Killing of Iran’s Soleimani: Did the United States Cross the Rubicon?

Defense & Security

A missile strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds force in Iran’s...

Iran

We Should Have Seen It Coming

Defense & Security

We should have seen the box into which our actions against Iran have put us;...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Defense & Security

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

Politics & Governance

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ...

Iran

Two-thirds of the Triumvirate Out: What’s Next for the Gulf?

Within the last 10 days, President Donald Trump replaced his Secretary of State...