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GCC

The Flurry of Female Appointments to GCC Judiciaries is Welcome but It’s Not Enough

Politics & Governance

Kuwait is poised to appoint the first three female judges in the nation’s history this...

Yemen

Performative Humanitarianism: Saudi’s Aid Diplomacy in Yemen

Defense & Security

On June 2, Saudi Arabia co-hosted an international donors conference with the United Nations to...

Qatar

Changing Energy Market Poses Threat to Qatar’s Dominance

Energy & Diversification

With rising competition and innovation in the global energy sector, major gas producers across the...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Media Landscape Needs Structural and Social Reform

Politics & Governance

It is an open secret that in the Gulf states, journalism does not fulfill its...

GCC

Deadlock in Resolving the GCC Crisis: The Black Swan that Didn’t Fly

Politics & Governance

For its third year, the blockade of Qatar –which Doha has labeled the Gulf Crisis...

GCC

Facing Crisis Amidst a Rift, the GCC Must Unite

Defense & Security

The Gulf crisis ⁠— which I have chosen to call “the rift” to avoid the...

GCC

GCC States’ Security As the Council Turns into A Failed Institution

Politics & Governance

Ever since the birth of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981, motivated by the...

GCC

Gulf Crisis’ Third Anniversary: Obstacles of Security and Stability in a Divided GCC

Politics & Governance

A few days before the Gulf crisis’ third anniversary, the Forum asked six experts their...

Yemen

A Battle of Hearts and Minds: The Growing Media Footprint of Yemen’s Houthis

Defense & Security

Some videos in this commentary include content that the reader may find offensive or disturbing....

Iran

Challenges Facing Iran in Natural Gas Exports During the Post-Coronavirus Era

Energy & Diversification

The global gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is currently witnessing an increase in...

Yemen

Yemenis Are Left Alone to Face COVID19

Politics & Governance

Across the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has tested the ability of governments to react to...

GCC

How GCC States are Responding to COVID-19 Supply Shocks

Politics & Governance

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are situated in some of the world’s most inhospitable...

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