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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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Indonesia-UAE relations strengthen amid COVID-19

On April 28, the United Arab Emirates sent 20 tons of medical aids for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in Indonesia.

Iraq faces insecurity alone

In late March, the US-led coalition announced that it was relocating its most of its personnel and equipment out of Iraq.

What departing from Iraq would mean

The United States has withdrawn from military bases in Iraq. What does that mean for its confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran?

Is Turkey becoming a drone superpower?

Wars and armed conflicts change the course of history and drive technological progress. This is particularly true when it comes to the development of UAVs and their combat use.

What’s in store for the Iraqi economy?

The COVID-19 outbreak and weak crude prices is pushing Iraq into a deep financial crisis as Baghdad grapples with political uncertainty, popular discontent, and a struggling economy.