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

Politics & Governance

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

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

Politics & Governance

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

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Politics & Governance

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

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Politics & Governance

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

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

Politics & Governance

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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