Commentary

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...

GCC

Why Biden’s Gulf Policy Will Not Disturb Russia-GCC Relations

Geopolitics

It has now been two months since President Joe Biden entered the Oval Office. However,...

Kuwait

Ending Kuwait’s Political Crisis: Moderation and Electoral Reform

Politics & Governance

  Across Kuwait, there has been much discussion in recent weeks about ways to end...

Yemen

How the Houthis Have Taken Advantage of Biden’s Yemen Policy

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Given Biden’s decision that the United States would end its support for the Saudi-led coalition’s...

Qatar

A Rising Role: Qatar and its Competition in the Global Helium Market

Energy & Environment

Thanks to Qatar’s increased production of helium and massive reserves in the North Dome field,...

Iran

The Regional Implications of Iran Nuclear Talks

Geopolitics

Iran’s position is that it will not agree to any compulsory limitations on its regional...

Iran

Biden and Iran: Back to 2015?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

There are, broadly speaking, two schools of thought in the Gulf. The first was supportive...

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