Politics & Governance

Kuwait

The Changing Same in Kuwait: New Cabinet, Persistent Challenges

As a result of internal disputes between cabinet members and the intense questioning of ministers...

Iraq

Between a Divided Parliament and Determined Protestors...

Two weeks after the Iraqi Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister (PM) Adil Abdulmehdi,...

Iraq

Abdulmehdi’s Resignation: Scratching the Surface of Reform

After two months of protests that have resulted in the deaths of roughly 400 protestors...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iran

We Should Have Seen It Coming

We should have seen the box into which our actions against Iran have put us;...

Yemen

Yemen: A State Torn, Not Restored

A recent escalation of fighting in the south of Yemen has renewed calls and increased...

How to Deal with Russia in the Middle East and the Gulf Region?

In less than a decade, Russia has made significant advances in the Middle East and...

Iraq

The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq

Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

The Gulf in the Gulf – Gulf Crisis Second Anniversary

Download the PDF version here   The gulf in the Gulf is profound. It is...

Iraq

Iraq and Its Gulf Neighbors: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

In recent months signs have emerged that the Gulf may be witnessing...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a...

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