Kuwait’s Foreign Policy In Context

Will Kuwait Continue To Lead On Post-ISIS Reconstruction Efforts? Kuwait’s Foreign Policy In Context   By Sigurd Neubauer With the eruption of the Gulf crisis,…

The Saudi-UAE Alliance Faces its Yemeni Stress Test

In recent years, the foreign policies of Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have become increasingly assertive. Heightened perceptions of…

Historical Assessment of the Current Gulf Crisis

This paper studies the ongoing crisis between Qatar and the Arab quartet—Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt—from several perspectives to better analyze…

New Dynamics: Egypt, Iran and the GCC

Last week Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visited the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This visit, which was the first for…

The Gulf’s Impending Demographic Dividend

The Gulf’s Impending Demographic Dividend: Youth & Private Sector Development The Arab Gulf states have reached a critical juncture in which key decisions could determine…

Gulf Countries and Iranian Expansion

It seems clear that our region is entering a new phase of Iranian expansion. President Donald Trump succinctly described this situation in a recent speech…

The Gulf Countries and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is an important issue for Arabs because it is a classic example of people who try…

Yemen After Saleh: A Political Power Vacuum

  Ali Abdullah Saleh, former president of Yemen who served for 33 years, was killed by former allies belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi insurgent group….

Will Regional Isolation Make Qatar More Democratic?

The Saudi-led blockade can lead Qatar to pursue ambitions it had previously suppressed under pressure from Riyadh. Holding elections for its Shura Council might be…

The proxy war in Syria, an International Crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the Gulf Crisis and the situation in Syria

Iran’s Nuclear Agreement Maybe Back to Square One

  Iran’s nuclear agreement may be back to square one, as a new crisis looms.   American President Donald Trump has criticized the nuclear deal…

The War in Yemen, Saudi-led Alliance is Blacklisted

The United Nations has listed the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen on its annual blacklist