Commentary

Iraq

China’s Unsuccessful Swoop Into the Iraqi Oil Sector: (Not) the End of th...

Energy Policy

COVID-19 and collapsed oil prices have dealt a severe blow to Iraq’s economy, where approximately...

Iran

Biden’s Iran Negotiations: How to Win a Zero-Sum Game

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Over the past few weeks, the prospect of resuming negotiations between Iran and the United...

GCC

The Iran Nuclear Deal: American-Iranian Dialogue and the GCC

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In November 2020, only days before he was elected President of the United States, then-candidate...

KSA

Will Riyadh’s Newest Economic Project Save the Saudi Economy?

Economy & Innovation

2020 has been a difficult year for the Gulf. All members of the Gulf Cooperation...

Yemen

Making Sense of the Southern Transitional Council’s Latest Visit to Russi...

Geopolitics

Formed under Emirati patronage in 2017, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) is Yemen’s dominant southern...

Qatar

Qatari-Turkish Relations in the Post-Blockade Era

Economy & Innovation

Walking through Doha, one cannot help but notice the increasing presence of Turkish nationals and...

Yemen

Designating Houthis as an FTO: A Minefield Kills Innocent People

U.S. – Gulf Policy

One day before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

GCC

Yemen to Reap the Fruits of GCC’s Reconciliation 

Geopolitics

After three and a half years, the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) recent Al-Ula summit in...

GCC

GCC States Elusive Reconciliation: Rifts Continue for a Third Crisis

Politics & Governance

This month’s Gulf Arab summit—also known as the “Sultan Qaboos bin Said and Sheikh Sabah...

Oman

Are We Witnessing an Institutional Shakeup in Oman?

Politics & Governance

A year has passed since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said acceded to power in...

Iran

Let the Turbines Spin: Iran’s Opportunity to Combat Climate Change

Economy & Innovation

The cold season is upon Iran and air pollution levels are on the rise yet...

GCC

What the Al-Ula GCC Summit Has (and Has Not) Accomplished

Geopolitics

Did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s embrace of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid...

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