Author: Albert Vidal

Albert Vidal

Albert Vidal Ribe is a Research Analyst for Defence and Military Analysis at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the IISS in September 2023, Albert was a Research Associate at the Gulf International Forum in Washington DC. He has published in the Arab Gulf States Institute, the Gulf International Forum, the Gulf States Newsletter, and the Center for Maritime Strategy, among others. Albert earned an MA in Arab Studies at Georgetown University as a  Fulbright Scholar. He was selected as Spain’s best International Relations graduate in 2021 by the Spanish Society of Academic Excellence. He was also selected by the Nova 111 Student List, which brings together the top 111 Spanish talents under 25.

KSA

Securing the Seas: Examining Changing Saudi & Emirati Naval Capabilit...

Defense & Security

Over the past decade, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have significantly expanded their navies...

KSA

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI): Fueling the Growth of Saudi Defen...

Defense & Security

Defense industries in the Gulf are evolving fast, but while the case of the United...

UAE

IDEX 2023: UAE’s Defense Contracts Emphasizes Local Production

Defense & Security

IDEX 2023, a biennial defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi since 1993, was the largest...

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