Commentary

Yemen

The Viability of a Southern State in Yemen

Politics & Governance

The sentiment for an independent state is strong and widespread in the south of Yemen....

GCC

COVID19 Illuminates Gap in Addressing Gender Violence in the Gulf

Women & Society

The “social distancing” prompted by the pandemic can be seen as a massive psychological experiment,...

KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Declared Price War Strains Ties with Old and New Partners

Energy & Diversification

Saudi Arabia finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to maximize its oil revenues...

Iran

What is Going On Between Iran and the United States?

Defense & Security

A situation someplace between shadowboxing and Guns of August. On the one hand, the Secretary of...

GCC

Innovation is Born out of Crisis: The GCC Must Capitalize on this Moment

Economy & Innovation

Joseph Schumpeter argued that the entrepreneur generates “creative destruction” as innovation causes modes of thought,...

GCC

Challenging Scenarios for US-GCC Relations in the Wake of the Pandemic

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The lasting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Gulf countries will be shaped by...

Iran

Iran Advances its Security Objectives

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iran continues to advance its national security objectives despite the ongoing U.S. campaign of “maximum...

Kuwait

How Covid-19 Stress-Tested Relations between Residents & Citizens in Kuwait

Politics & Governance

As Kuwait announced its first COVID-19 case on February 24, it stress-tested relations between citizens...

GCC

The Global Collapse of Oil Prices – What Lies Ahead?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Since the dawn of the oil era, prices have been subject to a certain extent...

Iran

Iran’s Predicament: COVID-19, Economic Mismanagement, and Sanctions

Politics & Governance

COVID-19 presents a major threat to the global economy and the health of millions of...

GCC

Clashes in Southern Yemen: A Renewed Saudi Arabia-UAE Rivalry?

Defense & Security

As we enter the sixth year of the Yemeni civil war, a series of events...

Yemen

Yemen: Will a Divided Nation End the State?

Defense & Security

The nation, meaning the people of Yemen, will endure against all odds, as they have...

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