Commentary

KSA

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

Energy Policy

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

U.S. – Gulf Policy

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...

Kuwait

How Migrant Workers Suffer Under Kuwait’s Increasing Temperature

Politics & Governance

Gulf academics in the social science field have already conducted much research on the effects...

Qatar

“Major Non-NATO Ally”: What did Qatar Get in Washington?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s emir, met with President Joe Biden at the White...

GCC

Is Kuwait’s Initiative to End GCC-Lebanon Rift Realistic?

Geopolitics

The efforts to end the rift between Lebanon and some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states...

Qatar

Exploring Alternatives to Russian Natural Gas, Europe Looks to the Gulf

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The ongoing tensions in Europe between Russia and Ukraine have contributed to an ongoing energy...

GCC

How Does the Ukraine Crisis Affect the Gulf?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine, and the U.S. and NATO have...

KSA

Iran’s Perspective on Saudi Arabia’s Next King

Geopolitics

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia has been tense...

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