Commentary

Iran

Resolving Iran’s Water Crisis is Needed for Stability

Politics & Governance

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. It has grown in importance...

GCC

The Barriers Facing Gynecological and Reproductive Health Services for Wome...

Society

After my first visit to a public sector gynecologist in Kuwait three years ago, I...

UAE

Emirati-Turkish Economic Collaboration Could Lead to a Political One

Economy & Innovation

In recent years, tensions between Turkey and the UAE have persisted over issues including the...

UAE

Turkey-UAE Rapprochement and Prospects for Regional Stability

Geopolitics

On November 24th, 2021, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi...

GCC

Fighting Terrorism in the Gulf is a Societal Responsibility

Defense & Security

In the GCC’s forty-year history, its past experiences have taught the citizens of the Gulf...

GCC

Why the GCC States Embraced Reconciliation

Geopolitics

In the ten months since the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s historic al-Ula summit, there has...

GCC

The Misadventures of Gulf Education Reforms

Politics & Governance

Public education in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) since the 1980s has...

Iraq

Surprising Election Results and Assassination Attempt: What’s Next for Ir...

Politics & Governance

Nearly one month after the fifth parliamentary elections in Iraq, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi faced...

GCC

Formalizing a Middle Eastern “Cold War”

Defense & Security

More than ten years after the advent of the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprisings, the original...

KSA

The Uncertain Future of U.S.-Saudi Energy Relations

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The stability of global energy markets has long been a major factor in U.S. relations...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Decade-Long Political Crisis Might Finally Be Ending

Politics & Governance

Over the last few years, Kuwaiti society has been preoccupied with discussing and debating a...

UAE

The UAE’s Vision for Libya’s Peace Process

Geopolitics

This year, the United Nations has sponsored a peace process aimed at restoring political unity...

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