Commentary

KSA

Risky Business: Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price Hike and Market Reaction

Energy & Environment

As the world’s leading energy exporter, Saudi Arabia’s decision to raise the price of oil...

GCC

Gulf States and Diplomatic Challenges Post-Gaza War: Paving the Way for Pea...

Geopolitics

Discussions about “day after” scenarios for Gaza have dominated diplomatic circles ever since Israel launched...

UAE

The UAE’s Complicated Taliban Outreach

Geopolitics

On June 4, Taliban Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani traveled to Abu Dhabi and met with...

GCC

Obstacles to Unleashing the Gulf’s Entrepreneurial Potential

Economy & Innovation

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have long striven to become less dependent on oil...

GCC

Normalization at What Cost? The Risk of Pushing Amid the Gaza War

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As Israel’s war on Gaza approaches its ninth month and its aggressive tactics have come...

Iraq

Geopolitics and Challenges in Iraq’s Quest for Regional Connectivity

Economy & Innovation

Last month, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Baghdad, Iraq announced that it would...

Iran

Succession and Legitimacy Struggles: Assessing Iran’s Post-Raisi Poli...

Politics & Governance

On May 19, the helicopter carrying Iran’s hardline president, Ebrahim Raisi, disappeared in the mountains...

Kuwait

Lessons from the Past: Overcoming The Dissolution of the Kuwaiti Parliament

Politics & Governance

On May 10, Kuwaiti Amir Shaykh Mishaal al-Ahmed al-Sabah announced the dissolution of the country’s...

Iran

The Next Administration Will Still Find a Successful Iran Strategy Elusive...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The constraints and challenges facing U.S. policy toward Iran are largely as they were at...

GCC

Gulf States’ Interests in Mediating Ukraine Peace Initiatives

Politics & Governance

Once again, Qatar finds itself in the international spotlight for its high-profile international mediation efforts....

Iran

China as Peacemaker? Iran-Israel Hostilities Undermine Beijing’s New Role

Geopolitics

Iran and Israel’s “shadow war” descended into direct state-to-state attacks and counterattacks in April 2024,...

Iraq

From Concerns to Collaboration: Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and the Development Ro...

Geopolitics

Turkey’s diplomatic skill and mediation have been central to its relationship with Kuwait, particularly during...

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