The Historical Role of Women in Oman’s Development

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

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

Jordan’s King Abdullah is credited with coining the phrase Shia or Shiite Crescent in 2004 in describing what he saw as the emergence of Iran’s…

Hodeidah can be Crossroads for the War in Yemen

UAE-backed Yemeni forces led by Tariq Saleh, nephew of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, are making significant advances in western Yemen towards the Houthi-controlled…

The Gulf Impasse’s One Year Anniversary & the Changing Regional Dynamics

A year has passed since the Qatar News Agency was hacked and implanted with ‘fake news’. Ten days later this hacking was followed by the…

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

Recently, President Trump announced that the US will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known colloquially as the ‘Iran Deal’. As…

Iraq’s Al Abadi Faces a Careful Balancing Act

As Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi heads into a crucial election in May he finds himself in a challenging but in some ways potentially advantageous situation…

Oman Enters the Front-lines of Diplomacy

While Oman’s foreign policy doctrine centers on maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors –which is based on…

Two-thirds of the Triumvirate Out: What’s Next for the Gulf?

Within the last 10 days, President Donald Trump replaced his Secretary of State…

The Southern Strategic Arc of the UAE Military Presence

The Emirates see themselves not just as an advanced Arab country but also as…

Making Sense of Qatar’s Military Buildup

In terms of geography and demography, Qatar is considered a small state, especially in comparison with its two neighboring…

Why the Kuwait Summit was a U.S. Foreign Policy Success

The Kuwait Summit builds on the recent Saudi-Iraqi rapprochement, which was…

Will the Gulf be Caught Up in a Nuclear Arms Race?

The release of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review…