GCC

Politics & Governance

The GCC’s “Religious Tolerance” Masks Political Intolerance

Since their independence, the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council have each developed sophisticated...

Geopolitics

China is Quietly Mending the Turkish-GCC Split

The recent climate of detente between Turkey and the Gulf appears to have had an...

Geopolitics

Prospects for Saudi-Turkey Rapprochement

On September 23, Turkey congratulated Saudi Arabia on the 91st anniversary of Saudi National Day....

Geopolitics

The Red Sea Meeting and Emerging Efforts for Gulf Reconciliation

On September 17, Bader al-Asaker, who heads the office of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Politics & Governance

The GCC Must Navigate the End of Rentierism

The formation of the Fatimid Caliphate in Cairo is an interesting case for studying the...

Geopolitics

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

Geopolitics

How the GCC Views the Algeria-Morocco Rift

On August 24, Algeria announced that it had severed ties with Morocco, accusing it of...

Politics & Governance

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

Geopolitics

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

Politics & Governance

Tribes in the Gulf: Between Electoral Manipulation and Societal Division

Research and discussion about the role of tribes in societies throughout the Arab world almost...

Geopolitics

After Taliban Victory, What Next for the Gulf?

The rapid series of events over the past weeks in Afghanistan, culminating in total victory...

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