Commentary

KSA

Contextualizing the Russia-KSA Oil Deal: Can it Last?

Energy & Environment

The interim between late 2020 and early 2021 has witnessed new developments in bilateral ties...

Iran

Republicans Can Come Along for the Ride on JCPOA or Get Left Behind Again

U.S. – Gulf Policy

President Biden’s foreign policy thus far has largely centered on damage control. Massaging relationships with...

Kuwait

Kuwait is Not a European Democracy

Politics & Governance

Kuwait’s political situation is in crisis. The political unrest that currently grips the country is...

GCC

 Femicide: Regrettably, A Justifiable Crime in the GCC 

Society & Culture

On April 20th, 2021 a gruesome murder shook Kuwait and the shock quickly reverberated among...

Iran

What to Make of the Iran-China Deal

Geopolitics

It was announced on March 27 2021 that China and Iran had signed a 25-year...

Iraq

Corruption and Illicit Trade are Ravaging Iraq’s Borders

Politics & Governance

As Iraq continues to experience sociopolitical strife and economic struggles, there remains a growing urgency...

Kuwait

Is Democracy Dying in Kuwait?

Politics & Governance

Kuwait’s current political unrest is a topic of interest across the Middle East – both...

Iran

Iran’s Nuclear Program Might Not Be Worth the Cost

Politics & Governance

The progress of Iran’s nuclear program over the past five years has been difficult for...

Qatar

Can Qatar Simultaneously be Pragmatic and Principled in Syria?

Geopolitics

As the Syrian Civil War continues in its tenth year, it is safe to say...

GCC

Political Satire in the Shadow of Censorship: Lessons from Political Cartoo...

Society & Culture

Most discussions of civil society and state relations in the GCC states rely on the...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Public Wages Bill Predicament

Economy & Innovation

For seven consecutive years, Kuwait has run a budget deficit, with public salaries, subsidies and...

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...

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