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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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Bombs, then food: Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian strategy in Yemen

Yemen’s population is enduring extreme living conditions with little chance of a positive change on the horizon. According to the World Bank, output has contracted by 40% since the beginning of the conflict, while 22.2 million people need humanitarian assistance.

The Gulf’s balance between the US and China

Although the United States has a much longer history in the Persian Gulf than China, Beijing is moving fast to pull the wealthy region into its economic sphere of influence.

UAE attracts AI companies due to flexibility

As the AI industry develops, it is without a doubt that the United Arab Emirates will continue to make tech headlines.

Kuwaiti judiciary harms country’s foreign investment climate

Kuwait has a high-profile international case on its hands that threatens to harm the country’s foreign investment climate and reputation during a sensitive period for the Gulf emirate. 

Growing signs that Libya is slow-walking into another Yemen?

A little examined aspect of the escalating war in Libya between the forces of Khalifa Haftar and militias supporting the government of Prime Minister Sarraj is the role of Libya’s Central Bank.