Commentary

Qatar

Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Defense & Security

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

The Gulf in the Gulf – Gulf Crisis Second Anniversary

Politics & Governance

Download the PDF version here   The gulf in the Gulf is profound. It is...

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

U.S. – Gulf Policy

U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the...

US Arms Trade in the Gulf: An Instrument of Whose Power and Influence?

Defense & Security

“King, we’re losing our ass defending you, King, and you have a lot of money.”...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Geopolitics

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

Defense & Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a...

Disingenuous or Not: Reforms in the Gulf Still Offer Opportunities for Wome...

Society

While the virtuousness of the underlying reasoning is up for debate, the last ...

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Economy & Innovation

Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Geopolitics

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among...

KSA

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

Economy & Innovation

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in...

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