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GCC

Media Escalation Complicates GCC Crisis Mediation Efforts

Politics & Governance

In spite of months of intensified efforts to deescalate tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Kuwait

The Changing Same in Kuwait: New Cabinet, Persistent Challenges

Politics & Governance

As a result of internal disputes between cabinet members and the intense questioning of ministers...

Iraq

Between a Divided Parliament and Determined Protestors...

Politics & Governance

Two weeks after the Iraqi Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister (PM) Adil Abdulmehdi,...

National Defense Authorization Act 2020 and the Gulf

U.S. – Gulf Policy

After months of negotiations, the House and Senate committees responsible for drafting the National Defense...

Qatar

GCC Reconciliation: Restoration or Reconfiguration?

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

For the first time since the Gulf crisis began on June 5th, 2017, strong indicators...

Iraq

Abdulmehdi’s Resignation: Scratching the Surface of Reform

Politics & Governance

After two months of protests that have resulted in the deaths of roughly 400 protestors...

KSA

Saudi Aramco’s IPO: Challenges Facing the Kingdom’s Crown Jewel

Energy & Diversification

Long-awaited finite details of what will be the largest initial public offering (IPO) in history...

Yemen

Yemen Crisis: Relevance of STC Poses New Questions for Congressional Action

Defense & Security

When the 116th Congress left Washington D.C. in observance of the August 2019 recess, the...

KSA

New Allies, Antagonists and...

Energy & Diversification

This month, OPEC and its allies (commonly referred to as OPEC+) agreed to extend a...

Iraq

Between Sanctions & Survival: Iraqi Sovereignty amidst U.S.–Iranian Competition

Defense & Security

Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between...

Candidate(s) Briefing: The Gulf & the First Democratic Debates

U.S. – Gulf Policy

While conventional political wisdom dictates that foreign policy is one of the last considerations voters...