Commentary

GCC

‘Neo-Ottoman’ Ambitions in the Post-American Middle East: Stake...

Geopolitics

Officially, Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria has been about two major objectives. First,...

Brexit and the Gulf Cooperation Council: What Next?

Economy & Innovation

The recent UK Supreme Court ruling against Boris Johnson has led to renewed discussions concerning...

KSA

What Do Cracks in UAE-Saudi Arabia Relations Mean for Turkey?

Geopolitics

The divergence between Abu Dhabi’s and Riyadh’s positions in Yemen, the UAE’s maritime talks with...

Iran

No Iran Solution in Sight

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The September 14 attack on two critical Saudi oil infrastructure facilities has brought U.S. –...

Iran

We Should Have Seen It Coming

Defense & Security

We should have seen the box into which our actions against Iran have put us;...

Kuwait

Assessing Kuwaiti Mediation in the Gulf Crisis

Geopolitics

Ahead of the Kuwaiti Emir’s postponed September 12th meeting with President Trump...

KSA

Drone Strike in Saudi Arabia Potentially Broadens Perception of Iranian Thr...

Defense & Security

Over the course of the Trump Presidency, there has been one crucial variable missing in...

Iran

Could Turkey Lower the Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

Economy & Innovation

Recently, President Erdogan has declared that the U.S. sanctions placed on Iran are against international...

How to Deal with Russia in the Middle East and the Gulf Region?

Defense & Security

In less than a decade, Russia has made significant advances in the Middle East and...

Iraq

The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq

Defense & Security

Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to...

Qatar

Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Defense & Security

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

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