Commentary

GCC

COVID-19: Will it Make China Villain or Victor in the Gulf Region?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

How does China emerge from the COVID-19 crisis having been pilloried as the source of...

GCC

Coronavirus Crisis: An Opportunity for Intra-Gulf Rapprochement

Politics & Governance

The Middle East is facing yet another threat to its stability, albeit, this time a...

Iran

U.S. Must Lift Sanctions and Help Iran Fight the Coronavirus

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, Iran is still one of the largest outbreaks...

GCC

COVID-19: A Unifying Enemy for the Gulf Region?

Politics & Governance

In an era of hyper-globalization, the global pandemic known as “COVID-19” (also referred to as...

Iraq

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Society

Economy & Innovation

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

Iran

Iranian Hardliners Consolidate Power in Parliamentary Takeover

Politics & Governance

Iranian hardliners swept the majority of seats in last Friday’s parliamentary elections, building a strong...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

Oman

Succession in Oman can Threaten Gulf Stability & U.S. Interests

Politics & Governance

The looming succession in Oman could affect not only domestic stability, but also change the...

Iran

When Clean Air Becomes A Luxury: The Case of Air Pollution and Climate Change in Iran

Economy & Innovation

The impact of pollution and climate change on the lives of ordinary Iranians has been...

Iran

The Killing of Iran’s Soleimani: Did the United States Cross the Rubicon?

Defense & Security

A missile strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds force in Iran’s...