Unrest heats up in Iraq

Unrest heats up in Iraq

By Enrica Fei5/9/2019 On August 14, a major explosion occurred in the gas transportation pipeline of the Electricity Distribution Station of Alhartha, located in Iraq’s southern governorate of Basra. Although local sources have talked of some “technical cause,” the...
Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

Yemen will probably never join the defunct GCC

By Austin Bodetti10/7/2019 Mired in political violence since 2015, Yemen has often struggled to assert itself on the international stage. Before Iran-allied Houthi rebels seized the Yemeni capital of Sana‘a in 2014, Yemen harbored geopolitical ambitions. Ali Abdullah...
Hemeti’s patrons in the Gulf

Hemeti’s patrons in the Gulf

By Austin Bodetti3/7/2019 Sitting at the edge of Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan has often seemed an outlier in the Arab world. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have turned the African country into the latest frontier of a campaign for regional...