The Arabian Peninsula, the largest peninsula in the world, and the Gulf region comprise the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Yemen. This page features an archive of publications, events, and digital media content produced by Arab Center Washington DC covering issues relevant to this region of the Arab world.

Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeyRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Turkish-Gulf Relations in the Context of Regional Reconciliation

    Feb 14, 2024Salim Çevik

    Since 2021, Turkey has been resetting its policies in the Middle East and has started to reconcile with its rivals in the previous decade—Egypt, Israel, Saudi …

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqSecurity and Defense

    Iraq’s Illusory Sovereignty: Domestic and Foreign Culprits

    Feb 7, 2024Rend Al-Rahim

    The abridgement of Iraqi state sovereignty began at least with the Gulf War of 1991, when Iraq’s Kurds received international protection, the United States and…

Multimedia

  • Event Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Global Significance of the China-Brokered Saudi-Iran Deal

    Mar 30, 2023

    Experts discuss the significance and scope of this agreement, the motivations of the three countries involved, the sustainability and feasibility of implementi…

  • Fresh Take
    QatarThe GCC

    The Current Status of the GCC Crisis

    Jan 13, 2023

    Imad K. Harb discusses the current status of multilateral relations among Gulf Arab states, the issues they have yet to resolve, and their agreements and diffe…

  • Podcast
    IranProtests and Activism

    Iran Erupts in Protest

    Oct 6, 2022

    Negar Mortazavi and Yousef Munayyer discuss the latest protests in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s “morality police.” Mortazavi is an Irani…

  • Expert Interview
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Political Stalemate Leads to Bloodshed

    Aug 31, 2022

    In the last few weeks, Iraq has witnessed significant and dangerous developments that are likely to impact the country's future political and economic progress…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    The Arab WorldRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    China’s Growing Role in the Middle East: Regional Geopolitics and US Policy

    Aug 10, 2023

    Experts discuss China’s evolving foreign policy and its increased engagements in the MENA region, as well as their implications for regional geopolitics, the g…

  • Conferences
    The Arab WorldUS Foreign Policy

    A US Pivot Away from the Middle East: Fact or Fiction?

    May 18, 2023

    Experts discuss the US pivot to Asia, it's rationale, military and economic dimensions, geopolitical implications, and effects on Middle East countries.

  • Webinar
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    The Global Significance of the China-Brokered Saudi-Iran Deal

    Mar 30, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss the significance and scope of this agreement, the motivations of the three countries involved, the sustainability and feasibility of implementi…

Experts

Abdulwahab Al-Qassab
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Abdulwahab Al-Qassab

Visiting Fellow
Afrah Nasser
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Afrah Nasser

Non-resident Fellow
Daniel Brumberg
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Daniel Brumberg

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Imad K. Harb
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Imad K. Harb

Director of Research and Analysis
Khalil E. Jahshan
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Khalil E. Jahshan

Executive Director
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Mustafa Gurbuz
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Mustafa Gurbuz

Non-resident Fellow
Patricia Karam
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Patricia Karam

Non-resident Fellow
Zeidon Alkinani
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Zeidon Alkinani

Non-resident Fellow