Commentary

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

Women & Society

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

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Politics & Governance

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

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Politics & Governance

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

KSA

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

Energy & Diversification

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

KSA

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

Politics & Governance

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

Politics & Governance

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,...

Qatar

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Politics & Governance

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies

UAE

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial...

Iran

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

Defense & Security

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has ...

How will Artificial Intelligence shape the future of Gulf Arab states?

Economy & Innovation

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report, emerging Artificial ...

Evolution of U.S.-GCC Defense Cooperation

Defense & Security

U.S. defense ties to the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,...

Oman

Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

Politics & Governance

On October 25, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu became his nation’s third PM to...