Politics & Governance

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...

Iran

Iran’s Presidential Elections: A Litmus Test and a Legitimacy Crisis

The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up to hold another controversial election on June...

Kuwait

Opposition Unity Can Reshape Kuwait

Those who follow the public affairs of the Arab world and its uncertain path toward...

Yemen

To Avert a Theocracy in Yemen, the Houthis Must Be Stopped

Seven years after the onset of the civil war in Yemen, the country is at...

Kuwait

Kuwait is Not a European Democracy

Kuwait’s political situation is in crisis. The political unrest that currently grips the country is...

Iraq

Corruption and Illicit Trade are Ravaging Iraq’s Borders

As Iraq continues to experience sociopolitical strife and economic struggles, there remains a growing urgency...

Kuwait

Is Democracy Dying in Kuwait?

Kuwait’s current political unrest is a topic of interest across the Middle East – both...

Iran

Iran’s Nuclear Program Might Not Be Worth the Cost

The progress of Iran’s nuclear program over the past five years has been difficult for...

UAE

The Pandemic Further Consolidates Abu Dhabi’s Supremacy within the UAE

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be igniting a new kind of competition...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Disunited Opposition Finds Grilling Ministers Its Only Way to Fight Back

It is well-documented in existing scholarship that Kuwait’s political system has been in a state...

Kuwait

Ending Kuwait’s Political Crisis: Moderation and Electoral Reform

  Across Kuwait, there has been much discussion in recent weeks about ways to end...

Kuwait

Firing at the Wrong Target: A Losing Game for Kuwait’s Opposition

The resignation of the Kuwaiti cabinet and the election of the new parliament has produced...

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