Politics & Governance

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...

GCC

GCC States Elusive Reconciliation: Rifts Continue for a Third Crisis

This month’s Gulf Arab summit—also known as the “Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Sheikh Sabah...

Oman

Are We Witnessing an Institutional Shakeup in Oman?

A year has passed since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said acceded to power in...

Kuwait

Kuwaitis Once Again Revolt at the Ballot Box: But Will It Result in Change?

As Kuwaitis voted for their 16th parliament on December 5th they again sent one message...

Iraq

Iraq and its Multiple Crises: Is Baghdad at its Tipping Point?

Following the resignation of Abdul Mahdi’s government in November 2019, the Iraqi parliament voted in...

Kuwait

The Elephant in the Room: Kuwait’s Labor Crisis

With the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait has entered a period of uncertainty...

Kuwait

The Gulf Region has Lost its Greatest Mediator

The passing of Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah closes a dramatic and historic chapter...

GCC

The COVID19 Created Opportunities for Re-engagement within the GCC

Three years after the start of a diplomatic dispute between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation...

GCC

Water in the Gulf: A Desperate Call for New Solutions to an Old Problem

The greatest challenge facing the Gulf region is not related to regional politics and security....

GCC

Targeting Academia in the Gulf Region

Over the past few years, authorities in the Middle East and particularly in the Gulf...

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