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…

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…

Kuwait’s Role in London’s Return East of Suez

This month’s news about the United Kingdom’s (UK) consideration of a permanent military base…

United Arab Emirates’ VAT is Not on Track

As the government seeks to raise revenue from VAT, the implementation has been slow and inefficient. VAT implementation will…

GCC and Russia beyond Syria

Since 2011, discussions of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Russia relations have been dominated by their diverging approaches…

Kuwait’s Foreign Policy In Context

With the eruption of the Gulf crisis, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah has not only emerged as a kingmaker seeking…