Commentary

GCC

An Expanding Transregional Network: France’s Growing Role in the Gulf

Geopolitics

Under President Emmanuel Macron, France has made its foreign policy far more proactive across the...

GCC

2020 Elections: What is New in it for the Gulf?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Although the results...

Kuwait

The Elephant in the Room: Kuwait’s Labor Crisis

Politics & Governance

With the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait has entered a period of uncertainty...

GCC

The GCC on U.S. Elections: Some Wary of U.S. Reset, Others Welcome It

U.S. – Gulf Policy

If one follows politics in Washington today, it should come as no surprise that the...

GCC

A Strained Relationship: the Complexities of Turkish-Gulf Relations

Geopolitics

On October 7, 2020, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a one-day working visit to...

GCC

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Gulf States’ Stakes

Geopolitics

The Nagorno-Karabakh clashes flared up once again on September 27, the deadliest violation of the...

GCC

Americans Need More (and Better) Diplomacy in the Gulf Region

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Gulf is currently engulfed with multiple dimensions of conflict and instability. Saudi Arabia and...

Iran

Iran and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Preserving the Status Quo

Defense & Security

The disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, landlocked in the mountainous South Caucasus and predominantly populated by...

UAE

What Would a Closer Security Partnership between Israel and the UAE Look Li...

Geopolitics

The US-brokered Abraham Accords, which President Donald Trump announced on August 13, marked a watershed...

KSA

“It’s Complicated”: The Uncertainty of the Russia-Saudi Oil Relations...

Energy & Environment

The last six months have been tough on Russia-Saudi relations. The unprecedented rapprochement that began...

Kuwait

The Gulf Region has Lost its Greatest Mediator

Politics & Governance

The passing of Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah closes a dramatic and historic chapter...

Iran

U.S. Presidential Election and Iran Oil Export

Energy & Environment

The upcoming U.S. presidential election presents a major political challenge for Iran’s economy, especially its...

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