Commentary

GCC

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Gulf States’ Stakes

Geopolitics

The Nagorno-Karabakh clashes flared up once again on September 27, the deadliest violation of the...

GCC

Americans Need More (and Better) Diplomacy in the Gulf Region

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Gulf is currently engulfed with multiple dimensions of conflict and instability. Saudi Arabia and...

Iran

Iran and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Preserving the Status Quo

Defense & Security

The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, landlocked in the mountainous South Caucasus and predominantly populated by...

UAE

What Would a Closer Security Partnership between Israel and the UAE Look Like?

Geopolitics

The US-brokered Abraham Accords, which President Donald Trump announced on August 13, marked a watershed...

KSA

“It’s Complicated”: The Uncertainty of the Russia-Saudi Oil Relationship

Energy Policy

The last six months have been tough on Russia-Saudi relations. The unprecedented rapprochement that began...

Kuwait

The Gulf Region has Lost its Greatest Mediator

Politics & Governance

The passing of Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah closes a dramatic and historic chapter...

Iran

U.S. Presidential Election and Iran Oil Export

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The upcoming U.S. presidential election presents a major political challenge for Iran’s economy, especially its...

UAE

The Regional Impact of UAE’s Normalization with Israel

Geopolitics

UAE arms purchases were once thought of as the acquisition of shiny, new toys by...

GCC

The COVID19 Created Opportunities for Re-engagement within the GCC

Politics & Governance

Three years after the start of a diplomatic dispute between Qatar and its Gulf Cooperation...

UAE

Energy Dimension of UAE-Israel Historical Deal

Energy Policy

In August 2020 the UAE became the third Arab country to normalize relations with Israel...

Yemen

Can Yemen’s Riyadh Agreement be Rescued? 

Yemen’s separatist Southern Transitional Council’s (STC) July 29 renunciation of its ‘self-rule’ declaration raised hopes...

GCC

Water in the Gulf: A Desperate Call for New Solutions to an Old Problem

Politics & Governance

The greatest challenge facing the Gulf region is not related to regional politics and security....

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