Commentary

Iran

A Possible Energy Strategy for Iran’s New President

Energy Policy

After the 2018 withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s energy...

Qatar

Sino-Qatari LNG Deal: A New Phase for Doha-Beijing Relations?

Energy Policy

On March 22, an international energy deal of tremendous importance took place, largely without notice...

GCC

America Could Make the GCC Reform, If It Wanted to

Politics & Governance

For much of the modern history of the Gulf, the Arab states of the region...

Iran

Iran’s Foreign Policy: Balancing Ideology and Pragmatism

Geopolitics

The direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy has been a source of...

Iran

Iran’s Presidential Elections: A Litmus Test and a Legitimacy Crisis

Politics & Governance

The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up to hold another controversial election on June...

GCC

The GCC at 40: Not Broken, Not Fixed

Geopolitics

At the end of last year, many Middle East experts were confident that, given the...

GCC

The Gulf is in Flux About Israel-Palestine

Geopolitics

After eleven bloody days of warfare between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Gaza-based...

Iran

Iran’s Electric Grid is Falling Apart

Energy Policy

Global warming and climate change have directly impacted energy consumption in many countries. Due to...

Kuwait

Opposition Unity Can Reshape Kuwait

Politics & Governance

Those who follow the public affairs of the Arab world and its uncertain path toward...

KSA

Saudi-Syrian Rapprochement Comes with Risks and Rewards

Geopolitics

The recent meetings in Damascus between Saudi and Syrian officials to discuss the renormalization of...

Yemen

To Avert a Theocracy in Yemen, the Houthis Must Be Stopped

Politics & Governance

Seven years after the onset of the civil war in Yemen, the country is at...

Qatar

The Qatari-Emirati Strategic Contest in the Horn of Africa

Geopolitics

The ‘Ever Given’ incident that blocked navigation in the Suez Canal for over a week...

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