Politics & Governance

Iran

New Year’s Woes: Five Worrying Trends for Iranian Households

March 21 marks the turn of the Persian calendar. Iranians welcome the Persian New Year...

Iran

Iran’s Electoral Crossroads: Voter Dissent and the Shift Toward a Conserv...

Elections for the 12th term of the Iranian Parliament and the sixth term of the...

Qatar

Bowing to Political Pressure: Texas A&M Withdraws from Qatar

On February 8, 2024, the announcement that Texas A&M’s Qatar campus will close by 2028...

A Break from the Past: Kuwait’s Path Toward Reform and Development

In recent years, Kuwait has faced a number of political challenges that have opened serious...

Kuwait

From Amir of Pardons to a New Vision: Charting Kuwait’s Political Tra...

Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah passed away last week following a nearly three-year...

GCC

GCC National Days Celebrations in the Shadow of the Gaza War

The end of the year usually brings forth a wide array of religious and secular...

Iran

Iran’s Eastern Pivot: National Interests Versus Ideological Expansion...

Throughout the 45 years it has existed, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the...

Iran

Iran’s ‘Super-Revolutionaries’ Eye Power

As Iran prepares to hold its next legislative elections in March 2024, the future has...

UAE

Fly Emirates: How the UAE Used the Airline Industry to Build Soft Power

Since the Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, helped launch the...

GCC

Russia’s Balancing Act Across the Gulf

The dispute between Iran and the United Arab Emirates over the Greater and Lesser Tunbs,...

Iraq

Kurdistan’s Fading Dream: The Struggle and Despair Behind Erbil-Baghdad R...

On September 25th, 2017, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) held an independence referendum in...

GCC

Gulf Stars Rising: The GCC’s Quest in the New Space Race

In the not-so-distant future, envision a space race that does not involve the familiar titans...

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