Due Diligence or Demonization? World Cup 2022 and Western Criticism of Qata...

Association football, or “soccer” to Americans, dominates the world of sports. More fans flock to...

The Gulf States Weigh Trade-Offs of Engaging With the Taliban

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the massive evacuations of international troops dramatically altered Afghanistan’s...

Lessons of History: The Fleeting Nature of Iran-Russia Collaboration

Isolated from the international community and full of antipathy toward the West, Iran and Russia...

Overconfidence Costs Iran Influence in the South Caucasus

Amid mass protests gripping its major cities, Iran’s relations with the states in its immediate...

Not an Act: How Saudi Arabia’s Film Industry Embodies its Modernization E...

Over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in its entertainment sector, which holds...

Winter is Coming: Iran’s Looming Energy Crisis

The Iranian government is currently embroiled in the most serious threat to its rule since...

The GCC’s Tilt Toward Asian Regional Organizations

Over the past year, the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have grown steadily...

Explaining the GCC’s Success Stopping Terrorist Attacks

The member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have enjoyed relative prosperity and peace...

Saudi-U.S. Relations: New Priorities in a Changing World

Saudi Arabia’s relationship with the United States has long been described as a partnership based...

Flexing Its Muscles: GCC Geopolitics During the Oil Crunch

Nearly a month after OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by 2 million barrels, the...

FIFA 2022 Qatar and Building Bridges in the Gulf

All across Qatar, excitement has steadily built as the small Gulf monarchy prepares for the...

Iranian Naval Strategy: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Confrontationalism

Over the last four decades, Iran has constructed its identity as a nation around opposition...

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