Commentary

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

Energy & Environment

U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the...

US Arms Trade in the Gulf: An Instrument of Whose Power and Influence?

Defense & Security

“King, we’re losing our ass defending you, King, and you have a lot of money.”...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Geopolitics

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

Defense & Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a...

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Economy & Innovation

Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Geopolitics

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among...

KSA

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

Economy & Innovation

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in...

KSA

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

Geopolitics

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

U.S. – Gulf Policy

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states,...

Qatar

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Geopolitics

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies

UAE

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

Economy & Innovation

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial...

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