Geopolitics

Iran

China as Peacemaker? Iran-Israel Hostilities Undermine Beijing’s New Role

Iran and Israel’s “shadow war” descended into direct state-to-state attacks and counterattacks in April 2024,...

Iraq

From Concerns to Collaboration: Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and the Development Ro...

Turkey’s diplomatic skill and mediation have been central to its relationship with Kuwait, particularly during...

GCC

The GCC’s Joint Security Vision: Reading Between the Lines

On March 29, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),...

GCC

Analyzing the Iran-Israel Conflict in a Regional Context

There Is No Silver Bullet to Stop Escalation Ambassador Patrick Theros Strategic Advisor and Senior...

Iran

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the...

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded...

Iran

Iran: The Real Free Rider of the Gaza War

The ongoing catastrophic war in Gaza following Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel has once...

Oman

Oman’s Diplomacy Navigates Multipolarity in the Gulf

Amid Hamas’ October 7, 2023, attacks on southern Israel and the latter’s aggressive retaliation against...

GCC

Gulf States Exercise Caution After Pakistan’s Disputed Election

Located at the crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia and the broader Middle East, Pakistan...

UAE

Strategic Crossroads: Navigating the UAE’s Security Dilemma in Somali...

On February 10, Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on the General Gordon military base...

Iran

Building Bridges: Iranian-Turkish Economic Unity Amidst Security Rifts

Turkey and Iran, two neighbors with a long and storied shared history, require strong relations...

Iran

Edge of Escalation: Navigating the Fragile Peace Between Pakistan and Iran

In an era marked by escalating geopolitical tensions and internal strife, Pakistan and Iran find...

Iran

Iran’s Strategic Patience: Unpacking Hezbollah Policy in the Gaza War

Since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict, numerous officials from Iran and Hezbollah have warned...

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