Commentary

Oman Enters the Front-lines of Diplomacy

Politics & Governance

While Oman’s foreign policy doctrine centers on maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors...

The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence

Defense & Security

The Emirates see themselves not just as an advanced Arab country but also as...

Making Sense of Qatar’s Military Buildup...

Defense & Security

In terms of geography and demography, Qatar is considered a small state, especially in comparison...

Will the Gulf be Caught Up in a Nuclear Arms Race?

Defense & Security

The release of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review...

Kuwait

Kuwait’s Role in London’s Return East of Suez

Defense & Security

This month’s news about the United Kingdom’s (UK) consideration of a permanent military base...

United Arab Emirates’ VAT is Not on Track

Economy & Innovation

As the government seeks to raise revenue from VAT, the implementation has been slow and...

GCC and Russia beyond Syria

Politics & Governance

Since 2011, discussions of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Russia relations have been dominated by their diverging...

Yemen

The Saudi-UAE Alliance Faces its Yemeni Stress Test

Defense & Security

In recent years, the foreign policies of Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia...

Will Regional Isolation Make Qatar More Democratic?

Politics & Governance

The Saudi-led blockade can lead Qatar to pursue ambitions it had previously suppressed...

Kuwait and Oman’s Stakes in the GCC’s Survival

Politics & Governance

As the Kuwaiti Emir recently warned, failure to resolve Gulf crisis could unravel the...

Will the GCC Survive the Gulf Crisis?

Defense & Security

Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain’s unprecedented action against Qatar created an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment...