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…

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…

Kuwait and Oman’s Stakes in the GCC’s Survival

As the Kuwaiti Emir recently warned, failure to resolve Gulf crisis could unravel the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The breakup of this sub-regional organization, which…

Will the GCC Survive the Gulf Crisis?

Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain’s unprecedented action against Qatar created an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment in the Arabian Gulf with major implications for the greater…