Policy Focus

Iraq

Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Review of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Efforts to Introduce a Value-Added Tax

Undertaking efforts to diversify their economies away from a reliance on oil, and ...

Closing the Strait of Hormuz: Empty Threat or Imminent Reality?

The repercussions of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the ...

Implications of Erdogan’s Presidential Win on the Gulf Region

Today, Turkey’s incumbent President Recep Tayyib Erdogan was sworn in as the ...

Saudi-Iranian OPEC Compromise Brings Hope for Lower Oil Prices

Last Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with Saudi King Salman to boost ...

KSA

AQAP Exploits Social Tensions In a Changing Saudi Arabia

On May 31, 2018, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a regional Al-Qaeda...

Yemen

Hodeidah can be Crossroads for the War in Yemen

UAE-backed Yemeni forces led by Tariq Saleh, nephew of former Yemeni...

Iran

If the Iran Deal is Over, What’s Next for the Gulf?

Recently, President Trump announced that the US will be withdrawing from...

Iraq

Kuwait International Conference

Iraq must have a transparent budget for the reconstruction process...

Iran

New Dynamics: Egypt, Iran and the GCC...

Oman rejected the Arab consensus and considered the agreement one...

KSA

The proxy war in Syria, an International Crisis

During his recent tour in the Gulf, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

Yemen

The War in Yemen, Saudi-led Alliance is Blacklisted

The United Nations has listed the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen...