Commentary

Iran

Instability, Revolutions, and the Future of the Islamic Republic

Politics & Governance

The Iranian society is witnessing yet another wave of demonstrations against the regime in Iran,...

Iran

Striking Oil: How Strikes in Iran’s Energy Sector Could Shape the Protest...

Energy Policy

Considering the central role of energy exports to Iran’s economy, the security of the nation’s...

GCC

Saving the Arabian Leopard: Improving the Gulf States’ Environmental Poli...

Politics & Governance

The Arabian leopard, or Panthera pardus nimr, is a leopard subspecies native to the Arabian...

KSA

Perspectives: OPEC+ and U.S.-Saudi Relations

U.S. – Gulf Policy

A Fractious, if Enduring Partnership Professor David Des Roches, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Gulf International...

GCC

Competing Interests and Disparate Payoffs: GCC States Weigh Outcomes of Ira...

Geopolitics

The widespread upheaval in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini has shifted international attention...

KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Mediation in the Ukraine War

Politics & Governance

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, much attention has been paid to how the...

Iran

Tehran Eyes Drone Dominance in its Near-Abroad

Defense & Security

As Russia’s military invasion in Ukraine enters its eighth month, Moscow is steadily losing strategic...

Iran

Iranian Naval Strategy: The Domestic Roots of Iran’s Asymmetric Warfare

Defense & Security

The foreign and defense policies of Iran are deeply intertwined with the geography of the...

Kuwait

The Unusual Hope Surrounding Kuwait’s New Parliament

Politics & Governance

Kuwait’s recent parliamentary elections have revealed new sociopolitical alignments in the country. The recent elections...

KSA

Adding Fuel to the Fire: the Consequences of OPEC+ Production Cuts

Energy Policy

On October 5, during its 45th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting in Vienna, OPEC+ agreed...

Yemen

Why Houthis Rejected the Ceasefire Extension

Defense & Security

Frustrated by the failure of Yemen’s warring factions to extend the ceasefire on October 1,...

Iran

Iran’s Stakes in the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Standoff

Geopolitics

From the moment the USSR imploded in 1991, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s relationship has been typified...

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