Politics & Governance

UAE

Fly Emirates: How the UAE Used the Airline Industry to Build Soft Power

Since the Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, helped launch the...

GCC

Russia’s Balancing Act Across the Gulf

The dispute between Iran and the United Arab Emirates over the Greater and Lesser Tunbs,...

Iraq

Kurdistan’s Fading Dream: The Struggle and Despair Behind Erbil-Baghdad R...

On September 25th, 2017, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) held an independence referendum in...

GCC

Gulf Stars Rising: The GCC’s Quest in the New Space Race

In the not-so-distant future, envision a space race that does not involve the familiar titans...

Iran

Iran’s Strategic Realignment Under Raisi

Ascending to power in August 2021 amidst social and political turbulence, Ibrahim Raisi found himself...

Iraq

Failing the Future: The Abysmal Condition of Higher Education in Iraq

Iraq’s education system was once hailed as one of the best in the Middle East,...

Iran

From Devotion to Dissent: Iran’s Shifting Ashura Narrative

Among the religious holidays commemorated by Shi’a Muslims, Ashura—the day of mourning for the Prophet’s...

Yemen

Between Hope and Hesitation: Understanding Yemen’s Fragile Ceasefire

In April 2022, the United Nations brokered a 6-month truce between Yemeni factions, in line...

GCC

A New Era in Gulf Strategic Investment

The recent geopolitical changes that have swept the Gulf region have also contributed to political...

Iran

The Costs and Consequences of Iran’s Brain Drain

The deteriorating conditions within Iran prompted many of its citizens to seek a better life...

Iran

Imam Hussein University: Teaching the IRGC

Imam Hussein University is a specialized institute of higher education for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards...

Kuwait

Sunni Islamist Reactions to the Iranian Revolution: The Case of Kuwait

At the time of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Kuwait was embroiled in its own...

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