Yemen: A State Torn, Not Restored

A recent escalation of fighting in the south of Yemen has renewed calls and increased demands from secessionist groups for independence. This comes amidst a…

New Allies, Antagonists and Realities: The Future of OPEC

This month, OPEC and its allies (commonly referred to as OPEC+) agreed to extend a previously negotiated production cut in an attempt to control the…

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

Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between two strategic allies: Iran and the United States. Baghdad has…

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

While conventional political wisdom dictates that foreign policy is one of the last considerations voters make when casting their ballots for a presidential candidate, the…

A Veto Is not Enough to Get Congress and Trump on the Same Page in Regards to Saudi Arabia

Today, the United States Senate voted on a series of bills seeking to block an impending sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United…

Two Years In and the Gulf Crisis Remains at a Standstill

As we reflect on the Gulf crisis’s fast-approaching second anniversary, it is indisputable that the past two years have unveiled serious underlying conflicts among the…

Iraq and Its Gulf Neighbors: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

In recent months signs have emerged that the Gulf may be witnessing a revival of Iraq’s foregone role as a strong regional player, both in…

Candidate Briefing: What a Joe Biden Presidency Could Mean for the Gulf

Following much speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden has impactfully jumped into the Presidential race.

Is Post Al-Bashir Sudan a New Arena for Gulf Rivalry?

Exactly eight years since Arab Spring protestors first forced the deposition of …

Congress Reacting to A Nuclear Saudi Arabia

Congressional attention toward the status of nuclear technology in the Middle East has increased following recent reports that the Trump Administration and the Department of Energy …

Algeria’s Changing Status: A Complicated State for Gulf Influence

Eights years ago, the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East and North Africa…

Arizona, Arabia, Alfalfa: Gulf Agricultural Industry Sparks a Conversation in the American Southwest

Separated by roughly eighty-one-hundred miles of land and ocean, the initially …