Defense & Security

KSA

Houthis Raise the Ante as Riyadh Struggles to Disengage from Yemen’s War

Two weeks ago, a Reuters report indicated that Saudi Arabia would sign a UN proposal...

UAE

Arms Sale in the Balance: Will the F-35 Fly in the UAE?

The normalization of relations that President Trump brokered between Israel and two states, Bahrain and...

Yemen

The Battle for Marib Could Decide the Fate of Yemen

Yemen has been a fertile ground for conflict. Over the past six years, the Saudi-led...

Iran

Iran and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Preserving the Status Quo

The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, landlocked in the mountainous South Caucasus and predominantly populated by...

Yemen

Can Yemen’s Riyadh Agreement be Rescued? 

Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council’s (STC) July 29 renunciation of its ‘self-rule’ declaration raised hopes...

Iran

Snapping Back on Iran’s Ambitious Military Capabilities: The U.S. Push to Extend Sanctions

A diplomatic defeat has arisen for the United States in Washington’s attempt to extend the...

GCC

Cooperation and Contention: GCC Efforts to Counter the Financing of Terrorism

The financing of violent non-state groups is a contentious issue that has contributed to some...

Iran

 A New Age of Cyber Conflict for Iran? Increasing Capabilities and Incentives

Iran has been shaken by dozens of mysterious explosions and fires across the country over...

GCC

Tensions between Gulf States Destabilized Libya and Could Hamper Reconstruction

The significant and ongoing presence of various international actors in Libya could further intensify, despite...

GCC

No Crisis is an Island: How the GCC Crisis Shapes the War in Yemen

The popular analytical focus regarding cracks within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has primarily centered...

Yemen

Performative Humanitarianism: Saudi’s Aid Diplomacy in Yemen

On June 2, Saudi Arabia co-hosted an international donors conference with the United Nations to...

GCC

GCC States’ Security As the Council Turns into A Failed Institution

Ever since the birth of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981, motivated by the...

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