Geopolitics

GCC

Pakistan’s “Defense Diplomacy” Offers Inroads with the Gulf Monarchie...

The broader Middle East, and in particular the Gulf region, has remained one of the...

UAE

Economic Statecraft and its Role in Russia-UAE Relations

“Economic statecraft” is usually described as a state’s use of economic tools to further its...

Bahrain

The Gulf and Ben-Gvir: GCC-Israel Relations Under the New Netanyahu Governm...

The provocative visit of Itamar Ben-Gvir, a far-right Israeli lawmaker and the country’s new Minister...

GCC

The Gulf in 2023 Expert Outlook

A Nuclear Arms Race Could Begin Dr. Daniel Serwer Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Gulf International Forum;...

KSA

Saudi Investment in Africa Surges as Iran’s Influence Sputters

In the past, Saudi Arabia’s investment in Africa has often been motivated by political gains...

Iran

Eying Influence in Africa, Iran Is Its Own Worst Enemy

During his visit to Guinea-Bissau in August 2021, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi pledged to pursue...

GCC

China and the GCC: An Uncertain Partnership

The timing of the first-ever China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) meeting in Riyadh on December 9...

GCC

Deconstructing Détente: How 2022 World Cup Can Reshape the Gulf’s Politi...

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has given billions of fans all over the world a...

Qatar

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar: Politics On Display On and Off the Field

Over the past three weeks, the world has enjoyed watching the FIFA World Cup, the...

Iraq

Spinning Plates: Al-Sudani’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act

After more than a year of political deadlock, Mohammed al-Sudani finally succeeded in forming a...

Iran

Iran’s 2022 Protests: The View from Turkey

After 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was killed by the Iranian “morality police” in early September 2022,...

Iran

Ethnic Minorities in the Iranian Protests: Tehran’s No-Win Situation

The ongoing mass protests in Iran, which have steadily grown more violent over the past...

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