Commentary

KSA

Trouble in the Kingdom: A Rupture in U.S.-Saudi Relations?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

How times have changed in the U.S.-Saudi relationship since 2017. That year, U.S. President Donald...

Iran

Russo-Iranian Alignment Will Continue Despite Differences

Geopolitics

On March 15, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Moscow to hold talks with...

Iran

Neither Elections nor Nuclear Negotiations Will Change Iran’s Influen...

Defense & Security

The results of Iraq’s recent election and the government formation negotiations that have followed pose...

Qatar

Qatar’s Growing Role as a Humanitarian and Diplomatic Hub

Geopolitics

Almost precisely twenty years after 9/11, the world seemed stunned in disbelief as the Taliban...

KSA

Saudi-Lebanese Ties Have a Hezbollah Problem

Geopolitics

On January 3, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah issued a strong criticism of the Kingdom of...

Iran

What the West Can Expect of Iranian Foreign Policy in 2022

Geopolitics

Iran’s foreign policy in 2022 will aim at securing several general objectives. The country will...

Iran

Iran’s Petrochemical Development: A Challenge to Saudi Arabia?

Energy & Environment

In recent years, the export of petrochemical products from Iran has made up the largest...

Qatar

Qatar’s Essential Diplomacy in the New Balance of Power

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Doha on February 21, where he met with Emir Sheikh...

GCC

Turkey-GCC Relations: From Personal Diplomacy to Institutional Version?

Geopolitics

Today, many leaders use personal diplomacy in establishing relations with foreign leaders as a “shortcut”...

GCC

Gulf States’ Perspectives on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict

Geopolitics

On February 24, Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by land, air, and...

GCC

Failing at Reform: The Story of Educational Reforms in the GCC

Politics & Governance

Economists and consultants have long advised leaders in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to...

UAE

Serbia: The UAE’s Best Friend in the Balkans

Geopolitics

In January 2022, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan conferred the Medal of Independence of...

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