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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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Annexation or no annexation, little will change in Israel-GCC relations

It is important to question how the proposed Israeli annexation of 30 percent to 40 percent of the West Bank could impact Tel Aviv’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

Revisiting Hezbollah’s disarmament quandary

For many years, there has been an intense debate over whether or not Lebanon’s Hezbollah group should be disarmed.

Why did the US pull two Patriot missile batteries out of Saudi Arabia?

The US decision to withdraw two Patriot missile battery systems from Saudi Arabia, along with the 300 soldiers that operated them, has led to speculation about the motive of the move.

American prisoners and Iranian political rivalries

On June 4, Michael White was released from prison in Iran into Swiss custody and repatriated to the United States. Four days later, Dr. Majid Taheri was released from prison in the United States and returned to Iran.

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.