Qatar’s World Cup back in the firing line.
Can the latest Saudi crackdown disarm ever more widespread opposition within the royal family and the military to the reform path and the Yemen war?
Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran.
What to make of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology?
How the Gulf crisis and global pressure related to the 2022 World Cup may have induced Qatar’s leaders to launch important reform to advance social change.
Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.
Beyond the present efforts in Catalonia and Iraqi Kurdistan: How do the strategies of existing small states Singapore, the UAE and Qatar compare?
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.
The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.