Commentary

KSA

Drone Strike in Saudi Arabia Potentially Broadens Perception of Iranian Threat

Defense & Security

Over the course of the Trump Presidency, there has been one crucial variable missing in...

Iran

Could Turkey Lower the Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

Economy & Innovation

Recently, President Erdogan has declared that the U.S. sanctions placed on Iran are against international...

How to Deal with Russia in the Middle East and the Gulf Region?

Defense & Security

In less than a decade, Russia has made significant advances in the Middle East and...

Iraq

The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq

Defense & Security

Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to...

Qatar

Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties...

Iran

Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Defense & Security

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

The Gulf in the Gulf – Gulf Crisis Second Anniversary

Politics & Governance

Download the PDF version here   The gulf in the Gulf is profound. It is...

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

U.S. – Gulf Policy

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...

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