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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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Gulf State Analytics reacts to the Abraham Accords

The United Arab Emirates and Israel formalized full-fledged diplomatic relations on August 13, marking a watershed in Gulf-Israel relations.

What Gulf states can learn from the Belarus crisis

It might come as a surprise that the Gulf states have more than a passing interest in events in Belarus.

Turkey: Between the EU and GCC

Historically, while referring to Turkey’s geopolitical importance, the metaphor of the bridge explains its position between East and West.

Why the UAE wants Somalia in the Yemen conflict

In late June, the UAE asked Somalia to enter the conflict in Yemen in return for financial incentives and the reopening of a medical facility.

Preventing future catastrophes at MENA ports

The detonation of what appears to be 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s harbor on August 4, proves that shoddy management practices brought about by poor Lebanese governance, especially in the port’s management itself, can be deadly.