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...

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...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

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

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 ...

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...

Gulf States Split on Iran

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

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in Saudi Arabia, and the raging Yemeni...

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...