Politics & Governance

Iran

Succession and Legitimacy Struggles: Assessing Iran’s Post-Raisi Poli...

On May 19, the helicopter carrying Iran’s hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, disappeared in the mountains...

Kuwait

Lessons from the Past: Overcoming The Dissolution of the Kuwaiti Parliament

On May 10, Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Mishaal al-Ahmed al-Sabah announced the dissolution of the country’s...

GCC

Gulf States’ Interests in Mediating Ukraine Peace Initiatives

Once again, Qatar finds itself in the international spotlight for its high-profile international mediation efforts....

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Legislative Stalemate and Prospects for Reform

On April 4, Kuwait held its fourth parliamentary elections in as many years. This vote...

Iran

New Year’s Woes: Five Worrying Trends for Iranian Households

March 21 marks the turn of the Persian calendar. Iranians welcome the Persian New Year...

Iran

Iran’s Electoral Crossroads: Voter Dissent and the Shift Toward a Conserv...

Elections for the 12th term of the Iranian Parliament and the sixth term of the...

Qatar

Bowing to Political Pressure: Texas A&M Withdraws from Qatar

On February 8, 2024, the announcement that Texas A&M’s Qatar campus will close by 2028...

A Break from the Past: Kuwait’s Path Toward Reform and Development

In recent years, Kuwait has faced a number of political challenges that have opened serious...

Kuwait

From Amir of Pardons to a New Vision: Charting Kuwait’s Political Tra...

Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah passed away last week following a nearly three-year...

GCC

GCC National Days Celebrations in the Shadow of the Gaza War

The end of the year usually brings forth a wide array of religious and secular...

Iran

Iran’s Eastern Pivot: National Interests Versus Ideological Expansion...

Throughout the 45 years it has existed, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the...

Iran

Iran’s ‘Super-Revolutionaries’ Eye Power

As Iran prepares to hold its next legislative elections in March 2024, the future has...

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