Politics & Governance

Iran

Resolving Iran’s Water Crisis is Needed for Stability

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. It has grown in importance...

GCC

The Misadventures of Gulf Education Reforms

Public education in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) since the 1980s has...

Iraq

Surprising Election Results and Assassination Attempt: What’s Next for Ir...

Nearly one month after the fifth parliamentary elections in Iraq, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi faced...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Decade-Long Political Crisis Might Finally Be Ending

Over the last few years, Kuwaiti society has been preoccupied with discussing and debating a...

GCC

The Pitfalls of China’s Top-Level Engagement in the Gulf

In the wake of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, there have been some fears in...

GCC

The GCC’s “Religious Tolerance” Masks Political Intolerance

Since their independence, the six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council have each developed sophisticated...

Qatar

A Step Toward Democracy in Qatar

Last Saturday, thousands of Qataris went to the ballot boxes to choose their representatives on...

Iraq

Iran’s Proxies and Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Ideological Rhetoric...

Lacking demonstrable political or economic achievements, Iranian proxies in Iraq—both the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)...

GCC

The GCC Must Navigate the End of Rentierism

The formation of the Fatimid Caliphate in Cairo is an interesting case for studying the...

Qatar

Women Can Shape Qatar’s Political Future

There is no doubt that the participation of Qatari women in the country’s first Shura...

GCC

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

GCC

Tribes in the Gulf: Between Electoral Manipulation and Societal Division

Research and discussion about the role of tribes in societies throughout the Arab world almost...

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