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U.S. – Gulf Policy

Flexing Its Muscles: GCC Geopolitics During the Oil Crunch

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

Geopolitics

FIFA 2022 Qatar and Building Bridges in the Gulf

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

Politics & Governance

Saving the Arabian Leopard: Improving the Gulf States’ Environmental Poli...

The Arabian leopard, or Panthera pardus nimr, is a leopard subspecies native to the Arabian...

Geopolitics

Competing Interests and Disparate Payoffs: GCC States Weigh Outcomes of Ira...

The widespread upheaval in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini has shifted international attention...

Politics & Governance

The Impact of Water Insecurity on GuIf Countries’ SociaI Contracts: A...

Executive Summary This report examines water management policies and the political ramifications of water scarcity...

Geopolitics

How Could Turkey-Gulf Relations Transform in a Post-AKP Turkey

Over the past two years, we have witnessed a significant diplomatic rapprochement between Turkey and...

Politics & Governance

Gulf Governments Taking the Wrong Message from the Gorbachev Experience

The death of the last Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, on August 30, 2022 provides opportunity...

Politics & Governance

GCC Football Purchases: Uncertain Investment, Soft Power Opportunity

The states of the Gulf have largely remained undistinguished in global sporting events in all...

Defense & Security

Reassessing GCC Security After the Ukraine Invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has security implications well beyond the borders of the European continent....

Defense & Security

Building a Regional and International Infrastructure for Red Sea Security

President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia has highlighted the resurfacing of the Middle East...

Society

How the Gulf Fell in Love with Turkish Cinema

In 2022, “Bergen,” a Turkish biopic based on the life story of the namesake singer,...

Energy Policy

The United States Cannot Influence Global Oil Markets

Even before U.S. President Joe Biden visited Jeddah in mid-July, Saudi Arabia and the UAE...

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