Commentary

Iran

Iranian Hardliners Consolidate Power in Parliamentary Takeover

Politics & Governance

Iranian hardliners swept the majority of seats in last Friday’s parliamentary elections, building a strong...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

Oman

Succession in Oman can Threaten Gulf Stability & U.S. Interests

Politics & Governance

The looming succession in Oman could affect not only domestic stability, but also change the...

Iran

When Clean Air Becomes A Luxury: The Case of Air Pollution and Climate Change in Iran

Economy & Innovation

The impact of pollution and climate change on the lives of ordinary Iranians has been...

Iran

The Killing of Iran’s Soleimani: Did the United States Cross the Rubicon?

Defense & Security

A missile strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds force in Iran’s...

KSA

The Twitter Spy Scandal: Context, Parallels, Threats and Responsibilities

Defense & Security

The shocking facts revealed in the ‘Twitter spy scandal’ raise several questions regarding the nature...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

Politics & Governance

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iraq

Turkey’s Relations with Iran and Iraq: It’s Complicated!

Politics & Governance

Succinctly stated, Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, (the largest of its numerous neighboring countries)...

GCC

‘Neo-Ottoman’ Ambitions in the Post-American Middle East: Stakes for the Gulf

Politics & Governance

Officially, Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria has been about two major objectives. First,...

Brexit and the Gulf Cooperation Council: What Next?

Economy & Innovation

The recent UK Supreme Court ruling against Boris Johnson has led to renewed discussions concerning...

KSA

What Do Cracks in UAE-Saudi Arabia Relations Mean for Turkey?

Politics & Governance

The divergence between Abu Dhabi’s and Riyadh’s positions in Yemen, the UAE’s maritime talks with...

Iran

No Iran Solution in Sight

Politics & Governance

The September 14 attack on two critical Saudi oil infrastructure facilities has brought U.S. –...

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