Commentary

Iran

To Engage or Not to Engage? Iran and the “New” Taliban

Geopolitics

Given the fundamental ideological differences between the ruling political system of Iran, based on Twelver...

GCC

The Red Sea Meeting and Emerging Efforts for Gulf Reconciliation

Geopolitics

On September 17, Bader al-Asaker, who heads the office of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

GCC

The GCC Must Navigate the End of Rentierism

Politics & Governance

The formation of the Fatimid Caliphate in Cairo is an interesting case for studying the...

KSA

Saudi FM Visits India, Signaling a New Chapter in Bilateral Relations

Geopolitics

Global and regional turmoil have led India and Saudi Arabia to reconsider their foreign policy...

Qatar

Qatar Eyes a Greater Regional Role in the Wake of the American Regional Dra...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

As the United States scales back its commitments throughout the Middle East, its reliance on...

GCC

Afghanistan: A Warning Lesson for the Gulf States?

Geopolitics

Over the last month, discussions about the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban have dominated...

Qatar

Women Can Shape Qatar’s Political Future

Politics & Governance

There is no doubt that the participation of Qatari women in the country’s first Shura...

GCC

How the GCC Views the Algeria-Morocco Rift

Geopolitics

On August 24, Algeria announced that it had severed ties with Morocco, accusing it of...

GCC

How the GCC Constitutions Manufacture Class Divisions

Politics & Governance

In all nations, a constitution establishes the legal basis for the government and lays out...

Iran

Will Iran Become a Gas Exporter to Europe?

Energy Policy

The geography of Iran has provided special natural conditions for the country. Iran borders 13...

GCC

A Region in Flux: Lessons from the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The consequences of the Afghani conundrum for actors in the Middle East and Afghanistan’s environs...

GCC

The Gulf Prepares for an Afghan Scramble

Geopolitics

For the last twenty years, Afghanistan has remained mired in a brutal conflict between the...

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