Politics & Governance

GCC

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

GCC

Tribes in the Gulf: Between Electoral Manipulation and Societal Division

Research and discussion about the role of tribes in societies throughout the Arab world almost...

UAE

For the UAE, Israeli Media is A Double-Edged Sword

Battles between different Gulf nations’ state-owned media outlets have become a common feature of Arab...

Iran

President Raisi Has No Solutions for Iran’s Mounting Problems

Iran’s newly elected president, controversial firebrand cleric Ebrahim Raisi, took office on August 5. Elected...

GCC

In the Gulf States, All Deserve Equal Rights

There is a general agreement among the nations of the world that “human rights” are...

Qatar

What to Expect from Qatar’s First Shura Council Elections

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is not known for the prominent role of its democratic...

KSA

Saudi-Omani Partnership: Economic and Security Ties Deepen

On Sunday, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman departed on his first international visit to...

Kuwait

COVID Knows No Nationality: What Non-Nationals Face in the Vaccination Proc...

When I received my COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February 2021, I was taken aback. How had...

Iran

This is What Comes After Raisi’s Election

The recent presidential election in Iran, characterized by low turnout and accusations of rigging, sets...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Lost Constitution: A Struggle Between Corruption and Rights

Today, twenty-one years into the twenty-first century, 40 years after the formation of the Gulf...

Iran

Raisi’s Presidency: An Inimical Sign for Iran and the Middle East

When a country’s autocratic leader changes, the process of selecting a new leader can bring...

GCC

America Could Make the GCC Reform, If It Wanted to

For much of the modern history of the Gulf, the Arab states of the region...

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