Defense & Security

KSA

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI): Fueling the Growth of Saudi Defen...

Defense industries in the Gulf are evolving fast, but while the case of the United...

UAE

Amid Growing Naval Tensions, the UAE Charts Its Own Course

On May 31, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced its withdrawal from the Combined Maritime...

Iran

Iraq’s PMF Wants to Be Iran’s IRGC

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in...

GCC

Slow, but Persistent: Russia’s Overseas Basing Strategy in the Red Sea an...

Encapsulated between the Mediterranean and the northwestern Indian Ocean, the Red Sea has struggled to...

Iran

The Escalating Iran-Azerbaijan Tension: Impact the South Caucasus and Beyon...

The deteriorating relations between Iran and Azerbaijan garner significant attention, raising concerns about the potential...

Iran

The Economic Empire of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) initially started as one of several paramilitary forces hastily...

UAE

IDEX 2023: UAE’s Defense Contracts Emphasizes Local Production

IDEX 2023, a biennial defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi since 1993, was the largest...

GCC

Down, but not Out: Evaluating Russia’s Post-Invasion Record in the Gulf

During the first year of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Gulf region remained a...

Iran

Iran Cannot Solve its Azerbaijan Problem Through Intimidation

On January 27, 2023, an unprecedented terrorist attack was carried out against the embassy of...

Iran

Iran in Ukraine: The Costs of Supporting Putin’s War

For all the ways in which Iran has benefitted from its support of Russia’s war...

Iran

Decoding Iran’s Hesitant Use of Military Force

On January 28, drones from an unidentified actor struck a military factory in Isfahan, Iran....

Iran

Iran’s Indispensable Role for Russia in the Ukraine War

February 24 will mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine—a major escalation...

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