Kuwait’s new government may well have to manage irreconcilable impulses.
Kuwait’s cyclical crisis are a sign of how the political system replicates itself, with little change.
The Gulf’s changing security could have serious economic implications as the U.S. continues to disengage from the region.
Military expressions of national identity are helping Gulf countries boost loyalty to the state yet are likely to exacerbate regional polarization.
While the Middle East needs a collective security architecture, the U.S. proposal must be changed if it is actually going to exist—let alone succeed.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
As the Yemeni parties prepare to meet in Sweden, the motive to resolve their conflict remains elusive.
Kuwait’s leading quietist Salafis have used the state’s favor to enhance their power in the religious sphere.
Thomas Pierret discusses his recent research on the brief Salafi moment in the Syrian conflict.
Gulf-based Salafi financiers have had a diminished role in the Syrian civil war recently, but their influence will linger in the country's religious sphere.