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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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Political rivalries complicate Iran’s data policies and banking regulations

In the event of the US lifting sanctions, one of Iran’s most difficult challenges will be to bring its data policy and banking regulations up to international standards.

A regional plan of action to complement the JCPOA

With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaching, there is much discussion on the fate of JCPOA not only in Washington and Tehran, but also in regions worldwide.

Biden’s presidency: Implications for Turkey and the Gulf

Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 US presidential election came at a time the Middle East is much more fractured than ever.

Gulf State Analytics reacts to the Abraham Accords

The United Arab Emirates and Israel formalized full-fledged diplomatic relations on August 13, marking a watershed in Gulf-Israel relations.

What Gulf states can learn from the Belarus crisis

It might come as a surprise that the Gulf states have more than a passing interest in events in Belarus.