Defense & Security

Iran

How “Spy Games” Between Iran and Israel Could Enflame Regional Tensions

In 2020, Iran’s counter-intelligence agencies were challenged by the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s...

Iran

Iran’s Drone Diplomacy: Enhancing Tehran’s Regional Competitiveness

In mid-May, flanked by high-ranking officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Maj. Gen....

Yemen

Making the Most of Yemen’s Uneasy Truce

  Personnel changes to the official Yemeni government, coupled with the recent truce between the...

Iran

Iran’s “Game of Drones” in the Middle East

Amid mounting domestic unrest and ongoing diplomatic standoffs with regional states, Iran has devoted a...

Qatar

What “Realism” Often Misses: A Study of Iran and Qatar

The Ukraine conflict, which entered its hundredth day last week, has major implications for all...

Qatar

The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Forked Path of Qatar-Russia Relations

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have found...

Iraq

Neither Elections nor Nuclear Negotiations Will Change Iran’s Influen...

The results of Iraq’s recent election and the government formation negotiations that have followed pose...

GCC

Fighting Terrorism in the Gulf is a Societal Responsibility

In the GCC’s forty-year history, its past experiences have taught the citizens of the Gulf...

GCC

Formalizing a Middle Eastern “Cold War”

More than ten years after the advent of the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, the original...

Yemen

Marib: An Obstacle to the Peace Process

Next month marks the seventh year since the Ansar Allah movement – commonly known as...

GCC

After 31 Years, What Has the Gulf Learned from the Kuwait Invasion?

August 2, 2021 marked thirty-one years since the beginning of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Mercifully,...

GCC

A Changing Balance of Power in the Red Sea

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

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