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
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Bracing for the Sandstorm: The Gulf Energy Transition Imperative

    Jun 6, 2024Karim Elgendy

    Before the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

  • Policy Analysis
    KuwaitDemocracy and Governance

    The Supremacy of Executive Power in Kuwait

    Two decades of political turbulence in Kuwait came to a head on the evening of May 10 when Emir Mishal al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced he was suspending the Nation…

Multimedia

  • Fresh Take
    YemenConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Yemen’s Stalemate: War, Peace Talks, and Continued Suffering

    May 31, 2023Afrah Nasser

    Afrah Nasser discusses the current stalemate in the Yemen conflict and the humanitarian disaster affecting the majority of Yemenis. Afrah Nasser is a Non-resid…

  • 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…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Regional Escalation of the Gaza War and the US Response

    Feb 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss the regional dimensions of the Gaza war, possible escalation into a regionwide conflict, and US involvement.

  • 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.

Experts

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