Commentary

GCC

GCC States Elusive Reconciliation: Rifts Continue for a Third Crisis

Politics & Governance

This month’s Gulf Arab summit—also known as the “Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Sheikh Sabah...

Oman

Are We Witnessing an Institutional Shakeup in Oman?

Politics & Governance

A year has passed since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said acceded to power in...

Iran

Let the Turbines Spin: Iran’s Opportunity to Combat Climate Change

Economy & Innovation

The cold season is upon Iran and air pollution levels are on the rise yet...

GCC

What the Al-Ula GCC Summit Has (and Has Not) Accomplished

Geopolitics

Did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s embrace of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid...

GCC

Prospects of Resolving the Gulf Crisis at the 41st GCC Summit

Geopolitics

GCC Leaders Echo Political Will to Resolve the Rift but Reconciliation Remains Elusive Dr. Dania...

GCC

Gulf States Embolden Morocco as Temperatures Rise in Western Sahara

Geopolitics

December 2020 will be remembered as a watershed month for US-Morocco relations. President Donald Trump...

GCC

The Geopolitical Implications of America’s Presidential Transition on the Gulf

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In the final weeks of the Trump administration in Washington, the President is still fighting...

UAE

The UAE Struggle for Turkish Containment: Is it Time for a New Approach?

Geopolitics

Since the United Arab Emirates normalized diplomatic relations with Israel on August 13, tensions between...

KSA

Houthis Raise the Ante as Riyadh Struggles to Disengage from Yemen’s War

Defense & Security

Two weeks ago, a Reuters report indicated that Saudi Arabia would sign a UN proposal...

Kuwait

Borrowing Time: Structural Challenges to Kuwait’s Economy after COVID-19  

Economy & Innovation

Kuwait continues to deal with the consequences of low oil prices, an ongoing pandemic, and...

UAE

The Eastern Mediterranean: The UAE’s New Frontier

Geopolitics

The Eastern Mediterranean has turned into a critical geopolitical space for the UAE’s efforts to...

Kuwait

Kuwaitis Once Again Revolt at the Ballot Box: But Will It Result in Change?

Politics & Governance

As Kuwaitis voted for their 16th parliament on December 5th they again sent one message...

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