Commentary

The Khashoggi Affair: MbS, Trump & Erdogan

Politics & Governance

The firestorm surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi bodes ...

Oman

The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development

Women & Society

To understand strides made by Omani women, look no further than inspiring...

Iran

The Shia Crescent: Propaganda in a Time of Rising Regional Tension

Defense & Security

Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent...

Iraq’s Al Abadi Faces a Careful Balancing Act

Politics & Governance

As Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi heads into a crucial election in May he finds himself...

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...

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