Commentary

Evolution of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

Defense & Security

U.S. defense ties to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,...

Oman

Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

Geopolitics

On October 25, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu became his nation’s third PM to...

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ...

Oman

The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development

Society

To understand strides made by Omani women, look no further than inspiring...

Iran

The Shia Crescent: Propaganda in a Time of Rising Regional Tension

Geopolitics

Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent...

Iraq’s Al Abadi Faces a Careful Balancing Act

Politics & Governance

As Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi heads into a crucial election in May he finds himself...

Oman Enters the Front-lines of Diplomacy

Politics & Governance

While Oman’s foreign policy doctrine centers on maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors...

The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence

Defense & Security

The Emirates see themselves not just as an advanced Arab country but also as...

Making Sense of Qatar’s Military Buildup...

Defense & Security

In terms of geography and demography, Qatar is considered a small state, especially in comparison...

Will the Gulf be Caught Up in a Nuclear Arms Race?

Defense & Security

The release of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Role in London’s Return East of Suez

Defense & Security

This month’s news about the United Kingdom’s (UK) consideration of a permanent military base...

United Arab Emirates’ VAT is Not on Track

Economy & Innovation

As the government seeks to raise revenue from VAT, the implementation has been slow and...

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