Forty-five years after the revolution and establishment of the Islamic Republic, the regime in Tehran is not only widely distrusted but has also sown the seeds of distrust among Iranians.
Having failed to shape the society to its liking, can the Islamic Republic adapt to a society that is increasingly demanding separation between religion and state?
Ahmed Alghasra blends advocacy for the Palestinians with his photography to document demonstrations on social media and amplify youth perspectives on the Gaza conflict.
The Layali Al-Qaisariyah festival in Al-Hofuf, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, is an illuminating example of how the kingdom's art and entertainment agenda manifests outside the major cities.
Tracking the efforts and successes of civil society elements in underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change will remain a key bellwether for progress on issues relating to global warming, energy transition, and sustainability.
Kuwait University's responsibility to educate students for a globalized workforce in conjunction with the younger generation’s more liberal attitudes may lead to a gradual reevaluation of gender segregation rules.
In 2030, Riyadh has the opportunity to offer something radically different that will leave a lasting legacy for the world.
Kuwait's new emir, Meshal al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, announces an end to the current populist terms of engagement with the Parliament, which seems to suggest a forceful corrective – and perhaps more domestic strife – to come.
Through government support, the UAE looks to spark its nongovernmental sector, encouraging the growth of a new social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
As Central Asian states seek to diversify their economic partnerships, the UAE and Saudi Arabia double down on green investments in the region to bolster their energy transitions.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