Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan is a Syrian academic and writer. He holds a PhD degree in International Relations. He is the Director of Policy Analysis at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies.

Qatar

How the blockade on Qatar failed

The GCC crisis has inflicted significant financial loss on Qatar, but it has failed to bring it down.

How the blockade on Qatar failed

Iran

Why Iran itself is likely to exit the nuclear deal

Despite European efforts to salvage the JCPOA, without the US, Iran no longer has much motivation to stay in the deal.

Why Iran itself is likely to exit the nuclear deal

Politics

Re-electing Assad will not save Syria

The upcoming presidential elections will not bring peace to Syria.

Re-electing Assad will not save Syria

Politics

Can the Saudis adapt to Obama's policies?

The US is not likely to act decisively on urgent issues in the Middle East, such as the Syrian crisis.

Can the Saudis adapt to Obama's policies?

Politics

Can the Kuwait Summit prevent another Arab Cold War?

Summit will be successful if it prevents further escalation between rival brothers and the breakout of a mini Cold War.

Can the Kuwait Summit prevent another Arab Cold War?

Politics

What now for Syria?

Syria's unprecedented human disaster renders nonsensical all talk about possible victory by either side of the conflict.

What now for Syria?

Politics

The Ukraine crisis: A Middle East perspective

Is there a link between Syria and Ukraine conflicts?

The Ukraine crisis: A Middle East perspective