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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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The new GCC: Convergence and strategic competition

The GCC’s geopolitical confrontations with Iran have masked a longer term, oft-overlooked trend of the bloc quietly cooperating with Tehran on a range of activities.

The World Cup’s importance to Qatar’s foreign policy

The Qatar World Cup will showcase the country and the broader Gulf region to a truly international audience in ways that no other event could do.

Pegasus as a case study of evolving ties between the UAE and Israel

Analyzing the trajectory of Pegasus in the UAE offers a case study in how relations with Israel evolved over the past decade.

Anatomy of emerging chaos: Yemen’s Shebwa

As fighting in Marib province continues to grab international headlines, the conflict between elements allied with the Southern Transitional Council and al-Islah party escalates in Shebwa.

Houthi crimes against women

As Yemen enters the seventh year of the war, the Houthis continue their heavy-handed repression of dissent among the population under their control.