Politics & Governance

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...

Kuwait

Finding a Sense of Direction in Kuwait

In recent months, a variety of actors within Kuwaiti society have engaged in a far-reaching...

Kuwait

Expatriates’ Rights in Kuwait between Rentier Economy and Civil Society

The relationship between rulers and ruled stands at the forefront of the socio-economic environment in...

Iran

Two Years After the Aban Protests, Iran Faces Increased Unrest

Two years have elapsed since Iran brutally repressed the November 2019 mass protests (also called...

Kuwait

Democratic Norms in Kuwait: Changing the Rules of the Game

Many Kuwaitis breathed a sigh of relief in November after Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the...

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...

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