Bahrain

Bahrain Deficit Shrinks to 4.7% of GDP in 2019

Economy & Innovation

Bahrain’s budget deficit shrank to 4.7% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 from 6.3%...

KSA

Arab Women Committee Declares Riyadh Capital of Arab Women for 2020

Women & Society

The Arab Women Committee has announced Riyadh as the capital of Arab women for 2020...

GCC

UAE Restores Qatar Postal Service After Years-Long Freeze

Politics & Governance

The United Arab Emirates has restored mail services to Qatar, frozen for more than two years amid...

Iran

When Clean Air Becomes A Luxury: The Case of Air Pollution and Climate Change in Iran

Economy & Innovation

The impact of pollution and climate change on the lives of ordinary Iranians has been...

Iran

The Killing of Iran’s Soleimani: Did the United States Cross the Rubicon?

Defense & Security

A missile strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds force in Iran’s...

KSA

The Twitter Spy Scandal: Context, Parallels, Threats and Responsibilities

Defense & Security

The shocking facts revealed in the ‘Twitter spy scandal’ raise several questions regarding the nature...

GCC

Media Escalation Complicates GCC Crisis Mediation Efforts

Politics & Governance

In spite of months of intensified efforts to deescalate tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Kuwait

The Changing Same in Kuwait: New Cabinet, Persistent Challenges

Politics & Governance

As a result of internal disputes between cabinet members and the intense questioning of ministers...

Iraq

Between a Divided Parliament and Determined Protestors...

Politics & Governance

Two weeks after the Iraqi Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister (PM) Adil Abdulmehdi,...

GIF’s Annual Forecast 2020

Click HERE to download PDF file    Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2020 forecast....

Qatar

Perspectives on Resolving the Gulf Crisis at the Upcoming GCC Summit

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

A few days before the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi Arabia, there...

Yemen

Yemen: A State Torn, Not Restored

Politics & Governance

A recent escalation of fighting in the south of Yemen has renewed calls and increased...

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