Geopolitics

Qatar

GCC Reconciliation: Restoration or Reconfiguration?

For the first time since the Gulf crisis began on June 5th, 2017, strong indicators...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iraq

Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...

GCC

‘Neo-Ottoman’ Ambitions in the Post-American Middle East: Stakes for the Gulf

Officially, Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria has been about two major objectives. First,...

KSA

What Do Cracks in UAE-Saudi Arabia Relations Mean for Turkey?

The divergence between Abu Dhabi’s and Riyadh’s positions in Yemen, the UAE’s maritime talks with...

Kuwait

Assessing Kuwaiti Mediation in the Gulf Crisis

Ahead of the Kuwaiti Emir’s postponed September 12th meeting with President Trump...

Iran

Could Turkey Lower the Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

Recently, President Erdogan has declared that the U.S. sanctions placed on Iran are against international...

Yemen

Yemen: A State Torn, Not Restored

A recent escalation of fighting in the south of Yemen has renewed calls and increased...

Iraq

Between Sanctions & Survival: Iraqi Sovereignty amidst U.S.–Iranian Competition

Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between...

Qatar

Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

GCC

Two Years In and the Gulf Crisis Remains at a Standstill

As we reflect on the Gulf crisis’s fast-approaching second anniversary, it is indisputable that the...

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