Geopolitics

Iran

BRICS Membership: Gulf States’ Strategic Pivot in Shifting Global Dynamic...

At a pivotal moment in global geopolitics, the “BRICS” group of emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India,...

Iraq

Can Iraq Mediate in Yemen?

Although the official truce between the internationally-recognized government of Yemen and the northern Houthi rebels...

GCC

Global South Pivot: Ukraine’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Gulf

At a landmark summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, representatives from over 40 countries gathered on...

KSA

The Jeddah Summit: Unveiling Saudi Diplomacy’s Objectives

Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Jeddah Summit marked a significant step in Riyadh’s diplomatic strategy,...

GCC

The Gulf’s Role in Lebanon’s Political and Economic Crisis​

The international community is once again coordinating efforts to resolve Lebanon’s political stagnation. Two major...

Iran

Iran-Saudi Détente Eclipsed by Al-Dorra/Arash Field Dispute

The recent re-emergence of a deep-seated dispute between Iran and Kuwait over an offshore jointly-owned...

GCC

GCC-Central Asia Summit: An Opportunity for the Two Regions

On July 19th, Saudi Arabia hosted two important events: the 18th meeting of the Gulf...

Iran

The Al-Durra Field Dispute and the Path Forward for Iran-GCC Relations

Border disputes in the Gulf region are not new, and they ebb and flow depending...

Iran

“Lonely but Not Alone”: Iran and Its Neighbors

Iran’s relationship with its neighbors has always been a subject of interest among the country’s...

Iran

Iran’s Long-Term Strategic Vision Banks on Nuclear Deterrence

As the Biden administration covertly attempts to reestablish a modified version of the 2015 Nuclear...

GCC

Erdogan in the Gulf: Strengthening Economic Ties and Navigating Regional Po...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Gulf region’s most influential states: Saudi Arabia, the...

GCC

Changing Alignments in the Lower Gulf

From the Al-Ula Conference in January 2021 through the recent rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and...

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