Why has Qatar so doggedly pursued policies that so often have such adverse repercussions on its relations with its closest neighbors?
Many Gulf states have shifted course on Syria, prioritizing concerns over growing Iranian and Turkish influence.
As regional competition intensifies across the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia is likely to become another strategic fault line.
Policy decisions implemented by middle powers like Morocco are shedding light on wider regional realignments and their strategic implications.
North Africa has become a site of great power competition among the United States, Russia, and China; the location of one of the region’s most protracted violent conflicts; and the scene for regional and Gulf Arab rivalries.
Qatar’s mediation efforts and activist foreign policy set up a Manichean split between opposing world views.
The coronavirus pandemic represents an opportunity to reevaluate existing policies and tools, and climate change provides the needed lens for redirecting development onto sustainable trajectories.
While political narratives on Israel are shifting under the influence of some determined state leaders, resistance to normalization remains across Gulf societies.Learn More
Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.Learn More