• Map of the Gulf
    The Gulf and the Great Powers: Evolving Dynamics
    Mark N. Katz

    Eight states border the Persian (or Arabian) Gulf: seven predominantly Arab (Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman), and one predominantly non-Arab (Iran). In 1945, all eight were monarchies.



Israel, Palestine and Nonterritorial Governance: A Reconfigured Status Quo
Stephen Deets

Even with a two-state solution, issues about divided-identity communities would likely remain as large numbers of Israeli citizens could maintain residence on the West Bank, and Israeli Arabs/Palestinians might seek to forge ties with a new Palest

Jihadism in the Arab World after 2011: Explaining Its Expansion
Brynjar Lia

One of the most puzzling developments since the watershed event of 9/11 and the onset of the U.S.-led Global War on Terror (GWOT) is the expansion of the jihadi movement in the Arab world.

Russia in Chechnya and Syria: Pursuit of Strategic Goals
Hanna Notte

In recent months, as Russia has stepped up its involvement in the Syrian civil war, there has been a flurry of analysis by Western observers of Moscow's possible objectives.