About Us

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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As America retreats, Putin builds a powerful military presence in Syria

In barely three years, Vladimir Putin has moved Russia from  being a relatively minor regional player to becoming a significant military power in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s water reclamation strategy

With the ambitious goal of achieving 100% usage of treated wastewater by 2025, Saudi Arabia may soon become the third largest water reclamation and reuse market in the world.

Japan, Iran relations come under intense US scrutiny

As the United States tightens the screws on Iran energy security will be a major cause of concern for Japan, a country that relies heavily on Iranian crude.

Cybercrime laws and the GCC

The absence of an effective legislative structure in the Gulf states, coupled with content that is vague, limited, and restrictive, means that cybercrimes do not get the attention they deserve.

What if Raisi inherits the Iranian state?

Sayyid Ali Hossein Khamenei is the highest religious and political authority in Iran but as the Supreme Leader he has constructed an intolerant regime that is facing increasing opposition.