Iraq’s New Government: Historic Opportunity for Reform in Iraq

The formation of Iraq’s recent government has to a large extent shaped a new perspective on Iraq’s national identity. The results of the election show…

The New Battlefront: Cyber Security Across the GCC

Abstract   In the past decade, the Gulf region has become increasingly digitalized as its respective nations seek to modernize their societies in order to…

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair: A Rare Glimpse of a United Congress

Introduction To say that Washington D.C. and the United States as a whole are divided on political and partisan lines does not seem to properly…

Gulf Dispute: Weighing Kuwait and U.S. Mediation Efforts

In the aftermath of the Gulf Crisis, Kuwait and the United States have taken leading roles in conducting mediation efforts between Qatar and the quartet…

Oman’s Diplomacy Can End the Storm between the US and Iran

In the aftermath of the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the Iranian Nuclear Deal, talks…

60 years after Iraq’s 1958 July 14 Revolution

The black, white, and green tricolor flag emblazoned with the eight-point red star of Ishtar fluttered amongst the marchers. The flags waved by members of…

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

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…

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…

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

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

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…