Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposed a blockade and issued a list...

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

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an easy target (Mexican-American War 1846, Korea...

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...

The Gulf in the Gulf – Gulf Crisis Second Anniversary

Download the PDF version here   The gulf in the Gulf is profound. It is not a family squabble or a tiff among royals, though...

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

Overview U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the global economy.  In what amounts to an...

US Arms Trade in the Gulf: An Instrument of Whose Power and Influence?

“King, we’re losing our ass defending you, King, and you have a lot of money.” Such are allegedly the terms exchanged in a  recent...

Iraq and Its Gulf Neighbors: Transforming Challenges into...

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...

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

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...

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

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

Arizona, Arabia, Alfalfa: Gulf Agricultural Industry Sparks a...

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