About Us

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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Do Russia’s economic ties with Gulf countries lack economics? 

The media have been focusing lately on the Gulf countries’ investments in Russia. A brief look at the metrics, however, proves these recent developments to be insignificant.

“New Kuwait” in process

Much like other GCC countries, Kuwait has set its sights on becoming a global economic powerhouse.

The question of Qatar’s sustainability, one year into the rift

One year after the onset of the Qatar-GCC rift, the situation shows signs of worsening rather than improving.

Is the Muslim Brotherhood using sports to sow discord among Arabs?

The movements, motivations and strategies of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are key to deciphering the latest disputes that are manifesting themselves in the the core of the Middle East region.

Implications of Gulf sovereign wealth funds investing in Russian oil projects 

The signing of a strategic partnership agreement between Russia and the UAE is the latest example of the increasingly tight relationships developing between the Gulf states and Moscow. 

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