October 3, 2018

Holy Oil: Saudi Arabia’s Dependence Marks Slow Progress on Implementing Vision 2030 Reforms

Saudi Arabia’s integration into the world economic system arose with its discovery of its massive oil reserves and the volume of its oil production. It sits […]
August 15, 2018

Oman’s Imminent Succession Crisis: A Look into its Role in the Region

The name of the next Sultan is written on a piece of paper in the royal palace in Muscat. There is a second envelope in the […]
August 2, 2018

The Qatar 2022 World Cup – Labor Rights Abuses of Migrant Workers

On December 2, 2010, the global community was shocked at the announcement of the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar. With very little […]
May 28, 2018

Stability in the Midst of Chaos: Jordan’s Evolving Refugee Policies, 2012-2016

Immediately after its independence, Jordan received an influx of Palestinian refugees, soon followed by refugees from conflicts throughout Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Central […]
April 5, 2018

Interfaith Diplomacy in the Middle East: Is Oman an Anomaly?

Oman maintains a peaceful internal society, strikingly different from the rest of the countries in the Middle East. Although Oman is not a stranger to intergroup […]