AGSIW experts explain what regional trends they’ll be following most closely as the year unfolds.
Sultan Haitham will need to balance powerful interests while engaging all parties, especially as he tackles economic policy.
Responses from Gulf Arab states to Trump's plan have differed, but they all praised U.S. efforts without endorsing the proposal.
Ambassador Stephen A. Seche assesses the prospects for an end to the conflict in Yemen, in light of U.S.-Iranian tensions.
Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish discuss the role for the Gulf Arab states in de-escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.
Ali Alfoneh discusses the Islamic Republic's strategic options following the killing of Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani.
Emma Soubrier discusses the potential for European powers, as well as Russia and China, to build a multilateral negotiation process with Iran.
Robert Mogielnicki assesses the potential economic implications of tensions between the United States and Iran across the Gulf.
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.Learn More
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