U.S. – Gulf Policy

KSA

The Uncertain Future of U.S.-Saudi Energy Relations

The stability of global energy markets has long been a major factor in U.S. relations...

GCC

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf: Unpredictability is not Policy

The buzz in Washington, DC Middle East think tanks and in Gulf capitals revolves, as...

Qatar

Qatar Eyes a Greater Regional Role in the Wake of the American Regional Dra...

As the United States scales back its commitments throughout the Middle East, its reliance on...

GCC

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

Iran

Republicans Can Come Along for the Ride on JCPOA or Get Left Behind Again

President Biden’s foreign policy thus far has largely centered on damage control. Massaging relationships with...

KSA

The Old Saudi-US Relationship Is No More. What Next?

No one appeared to have grasped in the early days after Biden took his oath...

KSA

If Washington Abandons Riyadh, Moscow is Waiting

Two seemingly unrelated developments that commenced in early 2021 – the US-Saudi brawl escalating to...

Yemen

Biden’s Problem in Yemen: The Houthis are Winning

The Houthi rebels currently feel emboldened in Yemen’s war. The Iran-aligned movement believes that it...

GCC

Why Biden’s Gulf Policy Will Not Disturb Russia-GCC Relations

It has now been two months since President Joe Biden entered the Oval Office. However,...

Yemen

How the Houthis Have Taken Advantage of Biden’s Yemen Policy

Given Biden’s decision that the United States would end its support for the Saudi-led coalition’s...

Iran

The Regional Implications of Iran Nuclear Talks

Iran’s position is that it will not agree to any compulsory limitations on its regional...

Iran

Biden and Iran: Back to 2015?

There are, broadly speaking, two schools of thought in the Gulf. The first was supportive...

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