Commentary

Bahrain

Why the Qatar-Bahrain Rift Long Predates the 2017 Gulf Crisis

Geopolitics

On the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, the Qatari Amir Shaykh Tamim...

Kuwait

Should Kuwait Revisit its Foreign Policy?

Politics & Governance

Kuwait, a Gulf country of 4.67 million people, has pursued a conciliatory foreign policy strategy...

GCC

The Regional Contest Over Iraq’s Electricity

Geopolitics

Iraq has remained a contested geopolitical arena since the 2003 invasion. As Iran’s primacy in...

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Geopolitics

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

UAE

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Geopolitics

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

Iran

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Geopolitics

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

UAE

The UAE, Russia’s Escape Hatch from International Sanctions

Politics & Governance

Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine that commenced on February 24 has provoked several...

Iran

The Iranian Conundrum: Analyzing Divergent Saudi and Israeli Security Dilem...

Geopolitics

With Saudi Arabia opening the country’s air space to all air carriers, including Israeli flights,...

Iran

Pursuing A Precarious Peace: Examining the Turkey-Iran Relationship

Geopolitics

Turkey and Iran have a long, tumultuous, and, at times, contentious history. The border between...

KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

U.S. – Gulf Policy

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

KSA

Partner, Not Pariah

U.S. – Gulf Policy

On October 2, 2018, a foreign citizen was assassinated by a foreign government in a...

KSA

History Rhymes: Comparing the Kennedy and Biden Policies toward Riyadh

U.S. – Gulf Policy

History does not always repeat itself but in some cases it comes close. Examining the...

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