Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a strategy to safeguard their sovereignty against the...

Disingenuous or Not: Reforms in the Gulf Still Offer Opportunities for...

While the virtuousness of the underlying reasoning is up for debate, the last ...

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...

Gulf States Split on Iran

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among the Gulf Cooperation...

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in Saudi Arabia, and the raging Yemeni...

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, as well as Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq....

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial capital flows...

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has ...