Geopolitics

GCC

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

GCC

How the GCC Views the Algeria-Morocco Rift

On August 24, Algeria announced that it had severed ties with Morocco, accusing it of...

GCC

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

UAE

Turkey and the UAE Inch Towards Reconciliation

Since before the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, Turkey has had a tenuous...

Iran

The Brewing Sino-Indian Conflict Over Iran’s Chabahar Port

Iran’s strategic, geopolitical, and geoeconomic position has been carefully scrutinized by major countries around the...

GCC

After Taliban Victory, What Next for the Gulf?

The rapid series of events over the past weeks in Afghanistan, culminating in total victory...

UAE

Can the UAE Solve the GERD Dilemma?

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) presence in the Horn of Africa has dramatically increased over...

GCC

The GCC Should Support Sudan’s Democratic Transition

As Sudan’s transitional government completes its planned term in preparations for the scheduled 2022 elections,...

Iran

Negotiating With the Taliban: Iran’s No-Win Choice in Afghanistan

As Taliban forces captured Afghanistan’s northwestern city of Mazar-i Sharif in August 1998, armed insurgents...

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...

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