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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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Iran’s economic recovery will require an independent central bank

An effective central bank will be integral to righting the economic ship of the country. Unfortunately, the CBI as it currently stands is unable to do its job.

Socotra, denying rivals of refuge

As the battle for the city of Marib rages on, the fight over control of Socotra island once again threatens to divide the Arab Coalition and de-rail the Riyadh Agreement.

How Qatar’s logistics foresight helps pandemic relief efforts

As efforts are made to ensure a steady supply of vaccines and essential materials, it is the logistics hub in Qatar that may bring decisive advantages to the international table.

Is Mohammed bin Salman an Arabian Atatürk?

Turkey’s Mustafa Kemal Atatürk defied the superpowers of the period and successfully led a war of independence. More recently, some have suggested that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman might be in Atatürk’s footsteps.

Does Iran want to be removed from the FATF blacklist?

Since Hassan Rouhani was elected President in 2013, his government has been trying to take Iran out of the FATF’s blacklist of “Non-Compliant Countries or Territories”.