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Geopolitics

How A Football Spat Nearly Derailed Saudi-Turkey Rapprochement

On December 29, 2023, Turkey’s most storied football teams, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, planned to play...

Defense & Security

The Gulf in 2024: Expert Outlook

GCC Unity in 2024 in the Face of Regional Threats Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Fellow...

Geopolitics

Pragmatic Investment: Possibilities for Saudi-Iranian Cooperation Amid the ...

In the months since Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to their Chinese-mediated normalization deal, the...

Geopolitics

The Gulf in BRICS: Reshaping Geopolitical Landscapes

The nature of the BRICS alliance, and the Gulf states’ interactions with it, has long...

Economy & Innovation

Reimagining Geopolitics: How the IMEC Corridor Aims to Reshape Global Trade...

At the recent G20 summit in New Delhi in September, U.S. President Joe Biden announced...

Geopolitics

Strategic Ties and Shifting Priorities: Pakistan’s Multifaceted Relations...

Located within a vital geostrategic region, Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in the...

Geopolitics

BRICS Membership: Gulf States’ Strategic Pivot in Shifting Global Dynamic...

At a pivotal moment in global geopolitics, the “BRICS” group of emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India,...

Geopolitics

The Jeddah Summit: Unveiling Saudi Diplomacy’s Objectives

Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Jeddah Summit marked a significant step in Riyadh’s diplomatic strategy,...

Energy & Environment

Iran-Saudi Détente Eclipsed by Al-Dorra/Arash Field Dispute

The recent re-emergence of a deep-seated dispute between Iran and Kuwait over an offshore jointly-owned...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Improving U.S.-Saudi Ties Should be a Priority

With the 2024 presidential election quickly approaching, candidates have already begun to examine America’s foreign...

Energy & Environment

The Al-Durra Field Dispute and the Path Forward for Iran-GCC Relations

Border disputes in the Gulf region are not new, and they ebb and flow depending...

Geopolitics

Iran and Saudi Arabia in SCO: A Strategic Shift in Gulf Alliances

On July 4, 2023, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders held a virtual summit focusing...

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