Commentary

Iran

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Hopes and Fears

Geopolitics

Following the forced removal of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by the Pakistani parliament and...

UAE

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Geopolitics

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

Iran

Identity is a Central Factor in Russia-Iran Relations

Geopolitics

Five months after the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia President Vladimir Putin met...

UAE

The UAE, Russia’s Escape Hatch from International Sanctions

Politics & Governance

Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine that commenced on February 24 has provoked several...

Iran

The Iranian Conundrum: Analyzing Divergent Saudi and Israeli Security Dilem...

Geopolitics

With Saudi Arabia opening the country’s air space to all air carriers, including Israeli flights,...

Iran

Pursuing A Precarious Peace: Examining the Turkey-Iran Relationship

Geopolitics

Turkey and Iran have a long, tumultuous, and, at times, contentious history. The border between...

KSA

Biden in Jeddah: Pursuing U.S.-Saudi-Israeli Alignment

U.S. – Gulf Policy

President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, and more specifically Saudi Arabia, has put...

KSA

Partner, Not Pariah

U.S. – Gulf Policy

On October 2, 2018, a foreign citizen was assassinated by a foreign government in a...

KSA

History Rhymes: Comparing the Kennedy and Biden Policies toward Riyadh

U.S. – Gulf Policy

History does not always repeat itself but in some cases it comes close. Examining the...

Kuwait

Why Charity Reform in Kuwait is So Vital

Politics & Governance

Over 70 percent of Kuwait’s population consists of migrant workers, primarily from Southeast Asia and...

KSA

What Biden’s Visit to Saudi Arabia Can and Cannot Fix

U.S. – Gulf Policy

President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East since taking office...

Iran

How “Spy Games” Between Iran and Israel Could Enflame Regional Tensions

Defense & Security

In 2020, Iran’s counter-intelligence agencies were challenged by the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s...

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