Commentary

GCC

The Gulf & Its Foreign Security Guarantors: Lessons from Past Withdraw...

Defense & Security

President Trump has left little doubt that he would prefer to withdraw the American military...

GCC

How A Sanders Administration Could Redefine Pillars of U.S.- Gulf Relations...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

If Sanders is president in 2021, the Gulf states should brace themselves for the United...

Iran

Unemployment Crisis in Iraq and Iran: A Chronic Dilemma for State and Socie...

Economy & Innovation

Looking at pictures and video footage of last year’s protests in Iran and Iraq, one...

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 Chan...

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 Rubi...

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

Geopolitics

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

Iran

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

Geopolitics

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: Stake...

Geopolitics

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

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