Risky Business: Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price Hike and Market Reaction

As the world’s leading energy exporter, Saudi Arabia’s decision to raise the price of oil...

Gulf States and Diplomatic Challenges Post-Gaza War: Paving the Way for Pea...

Discussions about “day after” scenarios for Gaza have dominated diplomatic circles ever since Israel launched...

The UAE’s Complicated Taliban Outreach

On June 4, Taliban Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani traveled to Abu Dhabi and met with...

Obstacles to Unleashing the Gulf’s Entrepreneurial Potential

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have long striven to become less dependent on oil...

Normalization at What Cost? The Risk of Pushing Amid the Gaza War

As Israel’s war on Gaza approaches its ninth month and its aggressive tactics have come...

Geopolitics and Challenges in Iraq’s Quest for Regional Connectivity

Last month, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Baghdad, Iraq announced that it would...

Succession and Legitimacy Struggles: Assessing Iran’s Post-Raisi Poli...

On May 19, the helicopter carrying Iran’s hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, disappeared in the mountains...

Lessons from the Past: Overcoming The Dissolution of the Kuwaiti Parliament

On May 10, Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Mishaal al-Ahmed al-Sabah announced the dissolution of the country’s...

Gulf States’ Interests in Mediating Ukraine Peace Initiatives

Once again, Qatar finds itself in the international spotlight for its high-profile international mediation efforts....

China as Peacemaker? Iran-Israel Hostilities Undermine Beijing’s New Role

Iran and Israel’s “shadow war” descended into direct state-to-state attacks and counterattacks in April 2024,...

From Concerns to Collaboration: Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and the Development Ro...

Turkey’s diplomatic skill and mediation have been central to its relationship with Kuwait, particularly during...

The GCC’s Joint Security Vision: Reading Between the Lines

On March 29, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),...

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