Commentary

GCC

Gulf States’ Reaction to the JCPOA Talks

Geopolitics

On December 30, the eighth round of indirect nuclear deal talks between the United States...

Iran

Two Years After the Aban Protests, Iran Faces Increased Unrest

Politics & Governance

Two years have elapsed since Iran brutally repressed the November 2019 mass protests (also called...

Iran

Iran’s Combative Diplomacy Continues in Vienna

U.S. – Gulf Policy

After the withdrawal of the United States from the 2015 “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,”...

UAE

Hydrogen: the UAE’s Strategic Albeit Long-term Priority

Energy & Environment

The Fall of 2021 marked two crucial developments that gave substance to the United Arab...

GCC

Perspectives on the 42nd GCC Summit Outcomes

Geopolitics

GCC Embraces Reconciliation, Prioritizes Economic Development Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Baker Institute Fellow for the...

UAE

What is the UAE’s Endgame with Iran?

Geopolitics

Observers in both the West and the Middle East erupted with speculation at the news...

GCC

42nd GCC Summit: An Opportunity for Reconciliation

Geopolitics

On December 14th, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold its forty-second annual summit in...

Kuwait

Democratic Norms in Kuwait: Changing the Rules of the Game

Politics & Governance

Many Kuwaitis breathed a sigh of relief in November after Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, the...

Iran

Resolving Iran’s Water Crisis is Needed for Stability

Politics & Governance

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. It has grown in importance...

GCC

Beyond Stereotypes and Propaganda: A Look Behind the Rise of Social Media S...

Society & Culture

This year, the People’s Choice Awards, an annual American award show that has aired since...

GCC

The Barriers Facing Gynecological and Reproductive Health Services for Wome...

Society & Culture

After my first visit to a public sector gynecologist in Kuwait three years ago, I...

UAE

Emirati-Turkish Economic Collaboration Could Lead to a Political One

Economy & Innovation

In recent years, tensions between Turkey and the UAE have persisted over issues including the...

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