Commentary

GCC

A Changing Balance of Power in the Red Sea

Defense & Security

On March 23, the Ever Given container vessel veered out of control while sailing through...

GCC

Iran-GCC Engagement Deserves a Chance

Geopolitics

The future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remains uncertain. For months, the...

Iran

How Will Ebrahim Raisi Deal With China?

Geopolitics

With the victory of Ibrahim Raisi in the Iranian presidential election, a new era in...

Iran

U.S.-Iran Clashes in Syria and Iraq: Exchange of Messages or Serious Escala...

Defense & Security

On June 27, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. airstrikes to be carried out against facilities...

KSA

The Saudi-UAE Alliance is Fracturing

Geopolitics

A trio of apparently unrelated issues has cast fresh light on policy divergences between Saudi...

Kuwait

COVID Knows No Nationality: What Non-Nationals Face in the Vaccination Proc...

Politics & Governance

When I received my COVID-19 vaccine in mid-February 2021, I was taken aback. How had...

Iran

This is What Comes After Raisi’s Election

Politics & Governance

The recent presidential election in Iran, characterized by low turnout and accusations of rigging, sets...

Iran

Can “Soccer Diplomacy” Mend Fences Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Geopolitics

Sport as a tool for international cooperation dates from the 1970s, when American and Chinese...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Lost Constitution: A Struggle Between Corruption and Rights

Politics & Governance

Today, twenty-one years into the twenty-first century, 40 years after the formation of the Gulf...

Iran

Raisi’s Presidency: An Inimical Sign for Iran and the Middle East

Politics & Governance

When a country’s autocratic leader changes, the process of selecting a new leader can bring...

GCC

How Instability in Afghanistan Endangers the Gulf

Geopolitics

Since 1979, the Gulf states have tended to view Afghanistan as a distant country of...

UAE

The UAE in Libya: A Power Broker or Spoiler?

Geopolitics

Since early April, the United Arab Emirates has strengthened its relationship with Libya’s Government of...

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