Policy Focus

Iraq

Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Politics & Governance

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...

Economy & Innovation

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

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

Energy Policy

The repercussions of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and re-impose economic...

Implications of Erdogan’s Presidential Win on the Gulf Region

Geopolitics

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

Saudi-Iranian OPEC Compromise Brings Hope for Lower Oil Prices

Energy Policy

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

KSA

AQAP Exploits Social Tensions In a Changing Saudi Arabia

Politics & Governance

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

Defense & Security

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

Iran

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

U.S. – Gulf Policy

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

Iraq

Kuwait International Conference

Politics & Governance

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

Iran

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

Geopolitics

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

Yemen

Yemen After Saleh: A Political Power Vacuum

Politics & Governance

Ali Abdullah Saleh, former president of Yemen who served...

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