Commentary

GCC

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Geopolitics

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

Qatar

Women Can Shape Qatar’s Political Future

Politics & Governance

There is no doubt that the participation of Qatari women in the country’s first Shura...

GCC

How the GCC Views the Algeria-Morocco Rift

Geopolitics

On August 24, Algeria announced that it had severed ties with Morocco, accusing it of...

GCC

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

Politics & Governance

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

Iran

Will Iran Become a Gas Exporter to Europe?

Energy Policy

The geography of Iran has provided special natural conditions for the country. Iran borders 13...

GCC

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

U.S. – Gulf Policy

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

GCC

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

Geopolitics

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

GCC

Tribes in the Gulf: Between Electoral Manipulation and Societal Division

Politics & Governance

Research and discussion about the role of tribes in societies throughout the Arab world almost...

UAE

Turkey and the UAE Inch Towards Reconciliation

Geopolitics

Since before the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, Turkey has had a tenuous...

UAE

For the UAE, Israeli Media is A Double-Edged Sword

Politics & Governance

Battles between different Gulf nations’ state-owned media outlets have become a common feature of Arab...

UAE

The UAE Joins the “Hydrogen Race”

Energy Policy

On May 19, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of...

Yemen

Marib: An Obstacle to the Peace Process

Defense & Security

Next month marks the seventh year since the Ansar Allah movement – commonly known as...

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