Commentary

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...

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...

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