Defense & Security

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...

Yemen

The Ongoing Threat of Violent Jihadist Factions in Yemen

On July 19, the United Nations published a report about the status of al-Qaeda and...

GCC

Post Brexit UK-GCC Relations: Strengthening Military and Trade Ties

The United Kingdom is set to endure yet another political reshuffle after Boris Johnson, its...

KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Normalization with Israel Could Be a Security Nightmare

With Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s (MBS) declaration earlier in the year that Israel could...

KSA

MBS’s Visit to Europe: Seeking New Security Ties Through Greece and Franc...

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), generally acknowledged to be the de facto chief...

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...

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