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U.S-Iranian Tensions: The Gulf Arab States

Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish discuss the role for the Gulf Arab states in de-escalating tensions between Iran and the United States

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: The Iranian Regime

Ali Alfoneh discusses the Islamic Republic's strategic options following the killing of Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Europe and Beyond

Emma Soubrier discusses the potential for European powers, as well as Russia and China, to build a multilateral negotiation process with Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Iraq

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discusses internal Iraqi dynamics amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Gulf Economic Implications

Robert Mogielnicki assesses the potential economic implications of tensions between the United States and Iran across the Gulf.

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The Kuala Lumpur Summit Galvanizes Stronger OIC, Gulf Stand on Muslim Causes

The contest among Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, and Malaysia over the symbolic leadership of the Muslim world places a heavier burden on these states to appear as champions of Muslim causes.

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Qaboos Successor Must Focus on Economic Prioritization

Oman’s political transition presents the new sultan and his government with a choice to maintain the status quo of economic policy or undertake a deeper, structural transformation of the energy-dependent economy.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions Offer Stress Test for Gulf Arab Economies

Despite a subdued response by global and Gulf markets, the state of U.S.-Iranian relations poses long-term risks to Gulf Arab economies.

Yemen’s Fragile Peace Efforts at Risk as Regional Tensions Spike

As Iran contemplates its response to the killing of Major General Qassim Suleimani, it will likely look to an asymmetric response employing resources in the region, such as the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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