Commentary

UAE

The Pandemic Further Consolidates Abu Dhabi’s Supremacy within the UAE

Politics & Governance

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be igniting a new kind of competition...

GCC

GCC-Iranian Dialogue is Hard—But Necessary

Geopolitics

The tension in the Gulf region related to Iran is increasing. At the same time,...

Iran

Turkey and Iran: The End of the Honeymoon?     

Geopolitics

Over the past decade, Turkey and Iran have enjoyed several years of strategic partnership, characterized...

KSA

The Old Saudi-US Relationship Is No More. What Next?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

No one appeared to have grasped in the early days after Biden took his oath...

KSA

If Washington Abandons Riyadh, Moscow is Waiting

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Two seemingly unrelated developments that commenced in early 2021 – the US-Saudi brawl escalating to...

KSA

Securing the Bab el-Mandeb: Can Threats to the Red Sea Drive Regional Coope...

Defense & Security

As the negotiations to end the war in Yemen continue, policymakers on all sides must...

Iran

Why Iran’s Sixth Development Plan Failed

Economy & Innovation

Following the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranian majlis (parliament) has approved, implemented, and...

Yemen

Foreign Support to Proxies Exacerbates the War in Yemen

Geopolitics

Yemen is today one of the world’s most ill-fated countries. The ongoing civil war has...

GCC

Lavrov’s GCC Tour: A Sign of Russia’s Increasing Gulf Ties

Geopolitics

From March 8 to 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov travelled to the United Arab...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Disunited Opposition Finds Grilling Ministers Its Only Way to Fight Back

Politics & Governance

It is well-documented in existing scholarship that Kuwait’s political system has been in a state...

GCC

GCC Engagement with Syria: Seeking A New Path

Geopolitics

The conflict in Syria has turned it from a regional player to a new battleground...

Yemen

Biden’s Problem in Yemen: The Houthis are Winning

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Houthi rebels currently feel emboldened in Yemen’s war. The Iran-aligned movement believes that it...

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