U.S. – Gulf Policy

GCC

COVID-19: Will it Make China Villain or Victor in the Gulf Region?

How does China emerge from the COVID-19 crisis having been pilloried as the source of...

Iran

U.S. Must Lift Sanctions and Help Iran Fight the Coronavirus

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, Iran is still one of the largest outbreaks...

GCC

The Gulf & Its Foreign Security Guarantors: Lessons from Past Withdrawals for America’s Impending Absence

President Trump has left little doubt that he would prefer to withdraw the American military...

GCC

How A Sanders Administration Could Redefine Pillars of U.S.- Gulf Relations: Defense, Security, and Petro-Diplomacy

If Sanders is president in 2021, the Gulf states should brace themselves for the United...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

Oman

Pompeo Meets New Sultan of Oman

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Oman’s new leader Sultan Haitham bin Tariq in...

Iran

مقتل سليماني: هل ذهبت الولايات المتحدة إلى خط اللاعودة؟

  أدت غارة صاروخية أمريكية إلى مقتل قائد فيلق القدس في الحرس الثوري الإيراني قاسم...

Iran

The Killing of Iran’s Soleimani: Did the United States Cross the Rubicon?

A missile strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds force in Iran’s...

National Defense Authorization Act 2020 and the Gulf

After months of negotiations, the House and Senate committees responsible for drafting the National Defense...

Iraq

Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...

Yemen

Yemen Crisis: Relevance of STC Poses New Questions for Congressional Action

When the 116th Congress left Washington D.C. in observance of the August 2019 recess, the...

Iraq

Between Sanctions & Survival: Iraqi Sovereignty amidst U.S.–Iranian Competition

Iraq has recently made ample evidence of the careful balancing act it must pursue between...