Commentary

GCC

Great Power Competition in the Gulf: America’s Primacy Will Endure—Unti...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The question of what great power (or powers) will control the Gulf region in the...

Yemen

Evaluating Yemen’s New Presidential Council

Politics & Governance

April 2022 has proven an eventful month for Yemen. All sides to the conflict accepted...

KSA

A New Era in Turkish-Saudi Relations?

Geopolitics

Turkey and Saudi Arabia had largely inactive relations before Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power...

Kuwait

Dissecting The U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report on Kuwait

Politics & Governance

In April, the U.S. State Department published its annual human rights report on Kuwait. Of...

Kuwait

How the Arash-Dorra Gas Field Could Improve Saudi-Iran Ties

Energy Policy

Over the past two decades, Iran’s Ministry of Oil had made increasing the production capacity...

Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Careful Energy Diplomacy Informs its Stance on the Conf...

Energy Policy

During his recent official visit to the UK, Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with...

Iran

The Iran Nuclear Deal and World Energy Markets

Energy Policy

The revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1” powers, if all...

Iran

Larijani vs. Rouhani: Who Will Lead the Iranian Moderates?

Politics & Governance

 The victory of regime-faithful cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections— a victory all...

KSA

The Emergence of Saudi-Turkish Relations: Ataturk and Ibn Saud’s Pragmati...

Geopolitics

There is a conventional – even clichéd – understanding that Turkey had frosty relations with...

KSA

Beyond Fossil Fuels: Bolstering the Saudi Industrial Sector to Achieve Sust...

Economy & Innovation

Global oil prices have risen on the back of the post-COVID 19 economic recovery and...

Qatar

The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Forked Path of Qatar-Russia Relations

Defense & Security

Since the onset of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have found...

KSA

A Middle Path for Saudi Arabia: How does the War in Ukraine Affect Saudi Fo...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Saudi Arabia has maintained a neutral position toward the crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of ...

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