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Gulf State Analytics (GSA) is a Washington, DC-based geopolitical risk consulting firm which assesses risks and opportunities among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states for lenders, traders, investors, policymakers, and other parties. In today’s volatile environment, stakeholders demand current, objective, and independent assessments of the GCC’s complex state of affairs. Our team of renowned economists, political scientists, former diplomats, and regional experts distinguish between fact and fiction to provide timely insights into current events in the GCC.

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Possible implications of Trump’s economic policy for Gulf states

For the states in the Middle East, particularly members of the GCC, a scenario in which the Trump administration adopts hardline policies on trade, immigration and Iran would provide both opportunities and challenges.

Is the GCC dead after the Qatar crisis? 

Is the Gulf Cooperation Council dead amid the Qatar crisis? The simple answer is, yes, it is dead, but in some ways this regional organization was never alive.

Fire and fury in the Gulf

Amid the fire and fury of Michael Wolff’s explosive account of the Trump presidency so far, readers were left wanting more than the few pages on the president’s May 2017 visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Playing Iran

Notwithstanding the entrenched animosity between bitter rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is possible that Iranian regional ambitions could be curbed using the Iran nuclear deal as both a carrot and a stick.

Will Iraq realign toward Saudi Arabia in 2018?

Since King Salman ascended to the Saudi throne three years ago, Riyadh’s foreign policy has become increasingly muscular, underscored by the ongoing Yemen and Qatar crises.

Monthly Monitor Report




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