U.S. – Gulf Policy

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...

Candidate(s) Briefing: The Gulf & the First Democratic Debates

While conventional political wisdom dictates that foreign policy is one of the last considerations voters...

KSA

A Veto Is not Enough to Get Congress and Trump on the Same Page in Regards to Saudi Arabia

Today, the United States Senate voted on a series of bills seeking to block an...

KSA

Congress Reacting to A Nuclear Saudi Arabia

Congressional attention toward the status of nuclear technology in the Middle East...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...