Politics & Governance

Iraq

Three Tests for the New Iraqi PM’s Reform Agenda

Though Iraq finally formed a government this October after more than a year of political...

Iran

Exploring the Limits of Chinese Public Diplomacy in Iran

From the moment protests erupted in Iran over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in...

Qatar

Due Diligence or Demonization? World Cup 2022 and Western Criticism of Qata...

Association football, or “soccer” to Americans, dominates the world of sports. More fans flock to...

KSA

Not an Act: How Saudi Arabia’s Film Industry Embodies its Modernization E...

Over the past decade, Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in its entertainment sector, which holds...

Iran

Winter is Coming: Iran’s Looming Energy Crisis

The Iranian government is currently embroiled in the most serious threat to its rule since...

Iran

Instability, Revolutions, and the Future of the Islamic Republic

The Iranian society is witnessing yet another wave of demonstrations against the regime in Iran,...

GCC

Saving the Arabian Leopard: Improving the Gulf States’ Environmental Poli...

The Arabian leopard, or Panthera pardus nimr, is a leopard subspecies native to the Arabian...

KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Mediation in the Ukraine War

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, much attention has been paid to how the...

Kuwait

The Unusual Hope Surrounding Kuwait’s New Parliament

Kuwait’s recent parliamentary elections have revealed new sociopolitical alignments in the country. The recent elections...

GCC

The Impact of Water Insecurity on GuIf Countries’ SociaI Contracts: A...

Executive Summary This report examines water management policies and the political ramifications of water scarcity...

Iraq

Iraq’s Absent Political Opposition

As a general rule, most nations are stronger and more stable when they have a...

Iraq

Why Iraq’s Current Crisis is So Intractable

The political deadlock preventing the formation of a new Iraqi government has been characterized by...

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