Defense & Security

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...

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...

Yemen

A Battle of Hearts and Minds: The Growing Media Footprint of Yemen’s Houthis

Some videos in this commentary include content that the reader may find offensive or disturbing....

Iran

What is Going On Between Iran and the United States?

A situation someplace between shadowboxing and Guns of August. On the one hand, the Secretary of...

GCC

Clashes in Southern Yemen: A Renewed Saudi Arabia-UAE Rivalry?

As we enter the sixth year of the Yemeni civil war, a series of events...

Yemen

Yemen: Will a Divided Nation End the State?

The nation, meaning the people of Yemen, will endure against all odds, as they have...

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