Qatari Emir’s Timely Visit to Washington

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, visits the White House on July 9 at a critical moment for security and stability in the Persian Gulf and the broader region. Recent developments in Afghanistan and… Continue Reading  

Mecca Summits Will Not End the Gulf Crisis

by Dr. Khalid al-Jaber and Giorgio Cafiero On May 18, the Saudi leadership called for urgent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Arab League meetings to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf region. King Salman proposed holding these two summits in… Continue Reading  

Military Spending and Arms Imports by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE

by Pieter D. Wezeman and Alexandra Kuimova Tense relations between Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are a major cause for concern regarding stability, security and peace in the Gulf region and in the Middle East… Continue Reading  

A War Without Allies

by Mark Perry In late May of 1944, rubbed raw by his country’s disagreements with the Americans over war strategy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill turned to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. “There’s only one thing worse than fighting a war with… Continue Reading  

Qatar: The Mouse Whose Roar Might Prevent a War

by Mark Perry America’s 18-year war on terrorism just got complicated—or, perhaps, it just got more complicated. At the center of the complication is the tiny state of Qatar, the Persian Gulf emirate that hosts the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base,… Continue Reading