Defense & Security

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...

Iraq

To Assert Iraqi State Authority, New PM Challenges Iran Backed Militias

A few weeks after his appointment on May 7 as the Prime Minister of Iraq,...

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

Facing Crisis Amidst a Rift, the GCC Must Unite

The Gulf crisis ⁠— which I have chosen to call “the rift” to avoid 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...

KSA

Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missiles Over Riyadh and Jizan

Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles above the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, and the...

GCC

Peace in Afghanistan: What is the Expected Role of the Gulf States?

While efforts to end the longest-running war in American history have primarily focused on actors...

GCC

The Gulf & Its Foreign Security Guarantors: Lessons from Past Withdrawals for America’s Impending Absence

President Trump has left little doubt that he would prefer to withdraw the American military...

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