Defense & Security

Iran

A Double-Edged Drone: How Russia’s Use of Iranian-made Drones Impacts Gul...

As Russia continues its illegal invasion of Ukraine, it has secured crucial support from Iran...

GCC

Women, Peace, and Security: Gulf Perspectives on Integration, Inclusiveness...

Executive Summary In recent years, governments in the Gulf have mobilized their resources and political...

GCC

The GCC’s Tilt Toward Asian Regional Organizations

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

GCC

Explaining the GCC’s Success Stopping Terrorist Attacks

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

Iran

Iranian Naval Strategy: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Confrontationalism

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

Iran

Tehran Eyes Drone Dominance in its Near-Abroad

As Russia’s military invasion in Ukraine enters its eighth month, Moscow is steadily losing strategic...

Iran

Iranian Naval Strategy: The Domestic Roots of Iran’s Asymmetric Warfare

The foreign and defense policies of Iran are deeply intertwined with the geography of the...

Yemen

Why Houthis Rejected the Ceasefire Extension

Frustrated by the failure of Yemen’s warring factions to extend the ceasefire on October 1,...

Iran

Scrutinizing Iran’s Foreign Proxy Network

Since the end of the Second World War, open military conflicts between global and regional...

GCC

Reassessing GCC Security After the Ukraine Invasion

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

GCC

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...

Iran

Taliban Afghanistan: A Double-Edged Victory for Iran

Many Iranian officials celebrated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a momentous strategic victory. One...

Subscribe to Receive Latest Updates from GIF.