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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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Manama’s bold move forward

The Kingdom of Bahrain has recently discovered massive amounts of hydrocarbon deposits that could produce 80 billion barrels of oil and roughly 10-20 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Understanding the Chinese approach to Gulf affairs

China’s expanding role in the Gulf during recent years has prompted much analysis, from both inside and outside the PRC. While these studies have enriched our understanding to a certain extent, they often fail to provide a sufficiently nuanced interpretation.

The UAE’s northern strategy in Central Asia

Located between Russia and the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia has considered the Gulf states as models in their effort to break free from a Soviet past. 

How Asian and European countries helped Qatar maintain sovereignty 

When the Arab quartet severed official diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, the blockading countries sought to pressure Doha into capitulating to its demands.

Saudi Arabia’s modernization considerations for its West Coast fleet 

The political volatility that has rocked Saudi Arabia since the ascension of King Salman in 2015 has been felt very sharply by the Kingdom’s security apparatus.

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