Commentary

GCC

The GCC’s Joint Security Vision: Reading Between the Lines

Geopolitics

On March 29, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),...

Iran

Strategic Messages and Capabilities: Analyzing the Retaliatory Strikes Betw...

Defense & Security

On April 1, as part of its periodic bombardment of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in...

Qatar

Unfairly Maligned? The Cost of Mediation on Qatar-U.S. Relations

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Following the Hamas attack against southern Israel on October 7, 2023, calls have risen in...

Iran

Navigating a Tense Exchange: Israel and Iran Sent a Message, and Both Liste...

Defense & Security

The attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1 destroyed the building and...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Legislative Stalemate and Prospects for Reform

Politics & Governance

On April 4, Kuwait held its fourth parliamentary elections in as many years. This vote...

Iran

Untangling the Motives Behind Iran’s New Energy Agreements

Energy & Environment

Though the country faces a raft of international sanctions and several major geopolitical hurdles, Iran’s...

GCC

Analyzing the Iran-Israel Conflict in a Regional Context

Defense & Security

There Is No Silver Bullet to Stop Escalation Ambassador Patrick Theros Strategic Advisor and Senior...

Iraq

Iraq Accommodates Turkish Interests Ahead of Expected Offensive

Defense & Security

On March 14, amid Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan’s most recent official visit to Baghdad,...

Yemen

The West’s Houthi Policy is Rudderless in the Red Sea

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Since the onset of the Houthis’ missile launches against commercial shipping in the Red Sea,...

GCC

Bridging Dreams and Reality: Masdar, NEOM, and the Future of Sustainable Li...

Energy & Environment

In the vast expanse of the Arabian Peninsula, an ambitious vision is gradually coming to...

Iran

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the...

Defense & Security

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded...

Iran

Iran: The Real Free Rider of the Gaza War

Defense & Security

The ongoing catastrophic war in Gaza following Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel has once...

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