Author: Dr. Kenneth Katzman

Dr. Kenneth Katzman

Dr. Kenneth Katzman is a Senior Middle East Analyst at the U.S. Library of Congress, writing in a personal capacity.

Iran

Iran Advances its Security Objectives

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iran continues to advance its national security objectives despite the ongoing U.S. campaign of “maximum...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

Politics & Governance

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iran

No Iran Solution in Sight

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The September 14 attack on two critical Saudi oil infrastructure facilities has brought U.S. –...

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

U.S. – Gulf Policy

U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Geopolitics

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Geopolitics

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,...

Iran

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

Defense & Security

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has ...

Evolution of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

Defense & Security

U.S. defense ties to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,...

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