Geopolitics

GCC

The Continuation of Division in the GCC Following the Al-Ula Summit

Several months after the al-Ula summit in January 2021, ostensibly resolving the 2017-2021 Gulf diplomatic...

Iran

Is Russia a Reliable Partner for Iran?

Iran-Russia relations have been associated with their own challenges in recent years. The two countries...

GCC

Iran-GCC Engagement Deserves a Chance

The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains uncertain. For months, the...

Iran

How Will Ebrahim Raisi Deal With China?

With the victory of Ibrahim Raisi in the Iranian presidential election, a new era in...

KSA

The Saudi-UAE Alliance is Fracturing

A trio of apparently unrelated issues has cast fresh light on policy divergences between Saudi...

KSA

Can “Soccer Diplomacy” Mend Fences Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Sport as a tool for international cooperation dates from the 1970s, when American and Chinese...

GCC

How Instability in Afghanistan Endangers the Gulf

Since 1979, the Gulf states have tended to view Afghanistan as a distant country of...

UAE

The UAE in Libya: A Power Broker or Spoiler?

Since early April, the United Arab Emirates has strengthened its relationship with Libya’s Government of...

Iran

Iran’s Foreign Policy: Balancing Ideology and Pragmatism

The direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy has been a source of...

GCC

The GCC at 40: Not Broken, Not Fixed

At the end of last year, many Middle East experts were confident that, given the...

GCC

The Gulf is in Flux About Israel-Palestine

After eleven bloody days of warfare between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Gaza-based...

KSA

Saudi-Syrian Rapprochement Comes with Risks and Rewards

The recent meetings in Damascus between Saudi and Syrian officials to discuss the renormalization of...

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