Commentary

Iran

Raisi’s Presidency: An Inimical Sign for Iran and the Middle East

Politics & Governance

When a country’s autocratic leader changes, the process of selecting a new leader can bring...

GCC

How Instability in Afghanistan Endangers the Gulf

Geopolitics

Since 1979, the Gulf states have tended to view Afghanistan as a distant country of...

UAE

The UAE in Libya: A Power Broker or Spoiler?

Geopolitics

Since early April, the United Arab Emirates has strengthened its relationship with Libya’s Government of...

Iran

A Possible Energy Strategy for Iran’s New President

Energy Policy

After the 2018 withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran’s energy...

Qatar

Sino-Qatari LNG Deal: A New Phase for Doha-Beijing Relations?

Energy Policy

On March 22, an international energy deal of tremendous importance took place, largely without notice...

GCC

America Could Make the GCC Reform, If It Wanted to

Politics & Governance

For much of the modern history of the Gulf, the Arab states of the region...

Iran

Iran’s Foreign Policy: Balancing Ideology and Pragmatism

Geopolitics

The direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy has been a source of...

Iran

Iran’s Presidential Elections: A Litmus Test and a Legitimacy Crisis

Politics & Governance

The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up to hold another controversial election on June...

GCC

The GCC at 40: Not Broken, Not Fixed

Geopolitics

At the end of last year, many Middle East experts were confident that, given the...

GCC

The Gulf is in Flux About Israel-Palestine

Geopolitics

After eleven bloody days of warfare between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Gaza-based...

Iran

Iran’s Electric Grid is Falling Apart

Energy Policy

Global warming and climate change have directly impacted energy consumption in many countries. Due to...

Kuwait

Opposition Unity Can Reshape Kuwait

Politics & Governance

Those who follow the public affairs of the Arab world and its uncertain path toward...

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