Geopolitics

Bahrain

Why the Qatar-Bahrain Rift Long Predates the 2017 Gulf Crisis

On the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, the Qatari Amir Shaykh Tamim...

GCC

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

UAE

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

Iran

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

Iran

The Iranian Conundrum: Analyzing Divergent Saudi and Israeli Security Dilem...

With Saudi Arabia opening the country’s air space to all air carriers, including Israeli flights,...

Iran

Pursuing A Precarious Peace: Examining the Turkey-Iran Relationship

Turkey and Iran have a long, tumultuous, and, at times, contentious history. The border between...

KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

Iran

Iran: Winning Abroad While Losing at Home

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s foreign policy has relied on supporting allied and proxy...

KSA

Resuscitating Turkish-Saudi Relations: MBS’ Visit to Ankara

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Türkiye last week, following President Erdogan’s visit to...

KSA

Saudi-Turkish Normalization: More Complicated than Meets the Eye

Since the beginning of 2020, the Middle East has experienced a broad detente and a...

Iraq

The Egypt-Iraq-Jordan Partnership: Interests over Regional Rivalry

Over the past three years, a trilateral strategic partnership has emerged between Egypt, Jordan, and...

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