Author: Giorgio Cafiero

Giorgio Cafiero

Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO of Gulf State Analytics. He is a frequent contributor to Middle East Institute, Atlantic Council, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Middle East Policy Council, Al Jazeera, New Arab, Qatar Peninsula, Al Monitor, TRT World, and LobeLog. Throughout Cafiero’s career, he has spoken at international conferences and participated in closed door meetings with high-ranking government officials, diplomats, scholars, businessmen, and journalists in GCC states, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. From 2014-2015, he worked as analyst at Kroll. Cafiero holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.

Iran

In the Rearview Mirror: The Case of Iranian Influence in Bosnia

Geopolitics

As an important actor in the wider Islamic world, Iran wields some soft power clout...

UAE

The UAE-Iran Rapprochement: Causes and Effects

Geopolitics

Earlier this month, Anwar Gargash, a diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President...

GCC

Gulf States Take a Stand Against Islamophobia in India

Geopolitics

Since his accession to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya...

Oman

Understanding Oman’s Stance on the Ukraine War

Geopolitics

Oman’s moderate and inclusive foreign policy has given it a reputation as the “Switzerland of...

UAE

Advocating for Assad: The Effects of Warming UAE-Syria Ties on Emirati Amer...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Throughout the past 11 years, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s international travel has largely been limited...

GCC

42nd GCC Summit: An Opportunity for Reconciliation

Geopolitics

On December 14th, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold its forty-second annual summit in...

GCC

The Red Sea Meeting and Emerging Efforts for Gulf Reconciliation

Geopolitics

On September 17, Bader al-Asaker, who heads the office of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

UAE

Turkey and the UAE Inch Towards Reconciliation

Geopolitics

Since before the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, Turkey has had a tenuous...

Yemen

Making Sense of the Southern Transitional Council’s Latest Visit to Russi...

Geopolitics

Formed under Emirati patronage in 2017, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) is Yemen’s dominant southern...

GCC

Gulf States Embolden Morocco as Temperatures Rise in Western Sahara

Geopolitics

December 2020 will be remembered as a watershed month for US-Morocco relations. President Donald Trump...

GCC

COVID-19: A Unifying Enemy for the Gulf Region?

Politics & Governance

In an era of hyper-globalization, the global pandemic known as “COVID-19” (also referred to as...

GCC

‘Neo-Ottoman’ Ambitions in the Post-American Middle East: Stake...

Geopolitics

Officially, Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria has been about two major objectives. First,...

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