Commentary

Kuwait

Kuwaitis Once Again Revolt at the Ballot Box: But Will It Result in Change?

Politics & Governance

As Kuwaitis voted for their 16th parliament on December 5th they again sent one message...

Iraq

Iraq and its Multiple Crises: Is Baghdad at its Tipping Point?

Politics & Governance

Following the resignation of Abdul Mahdi’s government in November 2019, the Iraqi parliament voted in...

Yemen

Implications of U.S. Designation of Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

U.S. – Gulf Policy

With less than two months left in office, the Trump administration appears determined to take...

Iran

The Future of the U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign on Iran under Biden

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Aiming to force the Iranian regime to negotiate its regional policies, the United States withdrew...

UAE

Arms Sale in the Balance: Will the F-35 Fly in the UAE?

Defense & Security

The normalization of relations that President Trump brokered between Israel and two states, Bahrain and...

Iran

Biden Administration and Iran: The Way Forward

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was undoubtedly the Obama Administration’s foreign policy signature....

GCC

An Expanding Transregional Network: France’s Growing Role in the Gulf

Geopolitics

Under President Emmanuel Macron, France has made its foreign policy far more proactive across the...

GCC

2020 Elections: What is New in it for the Gulf?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Although the results...

Kuwait

The Elephant in the Room: Kuwait’s Labor Crisis

Politics & Governance

With the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait has entered a period of uncertainty...

GCC

The GCC on U.S. Elections: Some Wary of U.S. Reset, Others Welcome It

U.S. – Gulf Policy

If one follows politics in Washington today, it should come as no surprise that the...

GCC

A Strained Relationship: the Complexities of Turkish-Gulf Relations

Geopolitics

On October 7, 2020, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a one-day working visit to...

GCC

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Gulf States’ Stakes

Geopolitics

The Nagorno-Karabakh clashes flared up once again on September 27, the deadliest violation of the...

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