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Dr. Bulent Aras & Dr. Emirhan Yorulmazlar
How to Deal with Russia in the Middle East and the Gulf Region?
In less than a decade, Russia has made significant advances in the Middle East and Gulf region. It has intricately developed a complex web...
The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq
Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), which...
Dr. Bulent Aras
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...
Ambassador Patrick Theros
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...
Professor Daniel Serwer
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...
Dr. Kenneth Katzman
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...
Dr. Emma Soubrier
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...
Giorgio Cafiero & Colby Connelly
Russia and the Arab Gulf States: Current Energy Variables
Despite a history of abject opposition to one another on a host
Dr. Kenneth Katzman
Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas
Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...
Dr. Ali Bakeer
Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security
In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a strategy to safeguard their sovereignty against the...
Disingenuous or Not: Reforms in the Gulf Still Offer Opportunities for...
While the virtuousness of the underlying reasoning is up for debate, the last ...
Dr. Grace Wermenbol
Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC
Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...