Politics & Governance

Kuwait

Should Kuwait Revisit its Foreign Policy?

Kuwait, a Gulf country of 4.67 million people, has pursued a conciliatory foreign policy strategy...

UAE

The UAE, Russia’s Escape Hatch from International Sanctions

Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine that commenced on February 24 has provoked several...

Kuwait

Why Charity Reform in Kuwait is So Vital

Over 70 percent of Kuwait’s population consists of migrant workers, primarily from Southeast Asia and...

Kuwait

Contextualizing Kuwait’s Political Crises

The current political crisis in Kuwait is nothing new. Indeed, the newest political deadlock is...

Iraq

Iraq’s Perennial Electricity Problem and its Implications for Social Stab...

The growing social unrest we see in Iraq today can be directly linked to the...

UAE

The Gulf Lost a Remarkable Leader, Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (194...

The death last week of His Highness Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President...

Yemen

Evaluating Yemen’s New Presidential Council

April 2022 has proven an eventful month for Yemen. All sides to the conflict accepted...

Kuwait

Dissecting The U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report on Kuwait

In April, the U.S. State Department published its annual human rights report on Kuwait. Of...

Iran

Larijani vs. Rouhani: Who Will Lead the Iranian Moderates?

 The victory of regime-faithful cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections— a victory all...

GCC

Failing at Reform: The Story of Educational Reforms in the GCC

Economists and consultants have long advised leaders in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to...

Kuwait

How Migrant Workers Suffer Under Kuwait’s Increasing Temperature

Gulf academics in the social science field have already conducted much research on the effects...

Iraq

Rethinking Ayatollah al-Sistani’s Power in Iraq

For better or worse, one cannot overstate the role of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a...

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