Commentary

GCC

China is Quietly Mending the Turkish-GCC Split

Geopolitics

The recent climate of detente between Turkey and the Gulf appears to have had an...

Iraq

Ugly Realities of Iraqi Democracy: Interference, Voting Irregularities, and...

As Iraq wrapped up its 5th parliamentary election since the 2003 invasion, certain mainstays of...

GCC

Prospects for Saudi-Turkey Rapprochement

Geopolitics

On September 23, Turkey congratulated Saudi Arabia on the 91st anniversary of Saudi National Day....

Qatar

A Step Toward Democracy in Qatar

Politics & Governance

Last Saturday, thousands of Qataris went to the ballot boxes to choose their representatives on...

Iraq

Iran’s Proxies and Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Ideological Rhetoric...

Politics & Governance

Lacking demonstrable political or economic achievements, Iranian proxies in Iraq—both the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)...

Iran

To Engage or Not to Engage? Iran and the “New” Taliban

Geopolitics

Given the fundamental ideological differences between the ruling political system of Iran, based on Twelver...

GCC

The Red Sea Meeting and Emerging Efforts for Gulf Reconciliation

Geopolitics

On September 17, Bader al-Asaker, who heads the office of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

GCC

The GCC Must Navigate the End of Rentierism

Politics & Governance

The formation of the Fatimid Caliphate in Cairo is an interesting case for studying the...

KSA

Saudi FM Visits India, Signaling a New Chapter in Bilateral Relations

Geopolitics

Global and regional turmoil have led India and Saudi Arabia to reconsider their foreign policy...

Qatar

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

U.S. – Gulf Policy

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

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...

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