GCC

Geopolitics

The Continuation of Division in the GCC Following the Al-Ula Summit

Several months after the al-Ula summit in January 2021, ostensibly resolving the 2017-2021 Gulf diplomatic...

Defense & Security

A Changing Balance of Power in the Red Sea

On March 23, the Ever Given container vessel veered out of control while sailing through...

Geopolitics

Iran-GCC Engagement Deserves a Chance

The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains uncertain. For months, the...

Geopolitics

How Instability in Afghanistan Endangers the Gulf

Since 1979, the Gulf states have tended to view Afghanistan as a distant country of...

Politics & Governance

America Could Make the GCC Reform, If It Wanted to

For much of the modern history of the Gulf, the Arab states of the region...

Geopolitics

The GCC at 40: Not Broken, Not Fixed

At the end of last year, many Middle East experts were confident that, given the...

Geopolitics

The Gulf is in Flux About Israel-Palestine

After eleven bloody days of warfare between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Gaza-based...

Society

 Femicide: Regrettably, A Justifiable Crime in the GCC 

On April 20th, 2021 a gruesome murder shook Kuwait and the shock quickly reverberated among...

Society

Political Satire in the Shadow of Censorship: Lessons from Political Cartoo...

Most discussions of civil society and state relations in the GCC states rely on the...

Geopolitics

GCC-Iranian Dialogue is Hard—But Necessary

The tension in the Gulf region related to Iran is increasing. At the same time,...

Geopolitics

Lavrov’s GCC Tour: A Sign of Russia’s Increasing Gulf Ties

From March 8 to 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov travelled to the United Arab...

Geopolitics

GCC Engagement with Syria: Seeking A New Path

The conflict in Syria has turned it from a regional player to a new battleground...

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