Commentary

KSA

Challenging Prospects for Saudi-Iranian Talks

U.S. – Gulf Policy

A fifth round of talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran, held in late April 2022,...

UAE

The Gulf Lost a Remarkable Leader, Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (194...

Politics & Governance

The death last week of His Highness Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President...

KSA

The State of Saudi-Pakistani Relations after the Rise of Shehbaz Sharif

Geopolitics

Last month, amid political unrest and allegations of foreign interference, Pakistan witnessed the ouster of...

GCC

Great Power Competition in the Gulf: America’s Primacy Will Endure—Unti...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The question of what great power (or powers) will control the Gulf region in the...

Yemen

Evaluating Yemen’s New Presidential Council

Politics & Governance

April 2022 has proven an eventful month for Yemen. All sides to the conflict accepted...

KSA

A New Era in Turkish-Saudi Relations?

Geopolitics

Turkey and Saudi Arabia had largely inactive relations before Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power...

Kuwait

Dissecting The U.S. State Department’s Human Rights Report on Kuwait

Politics & Governance

In April, the U.S. State Department published its annual human rights report on Kuwait. Of...

Kuwait

How the Arash-Dorra Gas Field Could Improve Saudi-Iran Ties

Energy Policy

Over the past two decades, Iran’s Ministry of Oil had made increasing the production capacity...

Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Careful Energy Diplomacy Informs its Stance on the Conf...

Energy Policy

During his recent official visit to the UK, Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with...

Iran

The Iran Nuclear Deal and World Energy Markets

Energy Policy

The revival of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1” powers, if all...

Iran

Larijani vs. Rouhani: Who Will Lead the Iranian Moderates?

Politics & Governance

 The victory of regime-faithful cleric Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s 2021 presidential elections— a victory all...

KSA

The Emergence of Saudi-Turkish Relations: Ataturk and Ibn Saud’s Pragmati...

Geopolitics

There is a conventional – even clichéd – understanding that Turkey had frosty relations with...

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