Geopolitics

Iran

To Engage or Not to Engage? Iran and the “New” Taliban

Given the fundamental ideological differences between the ruling political system of Iran, based on Twelver...

GCC

The Red Sea Meeting and Emerging Efforts for Gulf Reconciliation

On September 17, Bader al-Asaker, who heads the office of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

KSA

Saudi FM Visits India, Signaling a New Chapter in Bilateral Relations

Global and regional turmoil have led India and Saudi Arabia to reconsider their foreign policy...

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...

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