Commentary

Iran

Iran’s Predicament: COVID-19, Economic Mismanagement, and Sanctions

Politics & Governance

COVID-19 presents a major threat to the global economy and the health of millions of...

GCC

Clashes in Southern Yemen: A Renewed Saudi Arabia-UAE Rivalry?

Defense & Security

As we enter the sixth year of the Yemeni civil war, a series of events...

Yemen

Yemen: Will a Divided Nation End the State?

Defense & Security

The nation, meaning the people of Yemen, will endure against all odds, as they have...

GCC

COVID-19: Will it Make China Villain or Victor in the Gulf Region?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

How does China emerge from the COVID-19 crisis having been pilloried as the source of...

GCC

Coronavirus Crisis: An Opportunity for Intra-Gulf Rapprochement

Politics & Governance

The Middle East is facing yet another threat to its stability, albeit, this time a...

Iran

U.S. Must Lift Sanctions and Help Iran Fight the Coronavirus

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, Iran is still one of the largest outbreaks...

GCC

COVID-19: A Unifying Enemy for the Gulf Region?

Politics & Governance

In an era of hyper-globalization, the global pandemic known as “COVID-19” (also referred to as...

Iraq

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Society

Economy & Innovation

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

Iran

Iranian Hardliners Consolidate Power in Parliamentary Takeover

Politics & Governance

Iranian hardliners swept the majority of seats in last Friday’s parliamentary elections, building a strong...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

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