Commentary

GCC

Cooperation and Contention: GCC Efforts to Counter the Financing of Terrorism

Defense & Security

The financing of violent non-state groups is a contentious issue that has contributed to some...

GCC

Helping Lebanon Help Itself

Bill Mauldin, an American World War II military journalist, reported in the thick of the...

Iran

Iranian Rial on Free Fall: Again?

Economy & Innovation

The Iranian rial lost 50% of its value in just the four months leading to...

Kuwait

Kuwait, Balancer in the Gulf

Politics & Governance

Three decades ago, on August 2, 1990, the army of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein occupied...

GCC

COVID-19 Illuminates the Gulf’s Dilemma Between China and the US

Politics & Governance

Over the past few months as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)...

GCC

Gulf Rivalries Threaten Tunisian Democracy

Politics & Governance

Initially, Tunisia was the beacon of light in the fight for democracy following the 2011...

GCC

Turkey and the GCC States: Between a Foe and an Ally

Politics & Governance

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s institutional failure has largely resulted from its members lacking shared...

GCC

Social Media Clash: Is it the Third Gulf War?

Politics & Governance

As the world adapts to the new realities of the cyber revolution, almost all areas...

EU-GCC: Partnerships of Convenience

Politics & Governance

One characteristic shared today by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Union (EU)...

GCC

Tensions between Gulf States Destabilized Libya and Could Hamper Reconstruction

Defense & Security

The significant and ongoing presence of various international actors in Libya could further intensify, despite...

KSA

Present and Potential Dynamics of China’s Energy Policy with Tehran and Riyadh

Politics & Governance

The continuation of sanctions and the reduction of Iran’s oil share in the world market...

GCC

No Crisis is an Island: How the GCC Crisis Shapes the War in Yemen

Defense & Security

The popular analytical focus regarding cracks within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has primarily centered...

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