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.

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,...

Iraq

The PMF’s Fight for Legitimacy in Iraq

Defense & Security

Formed in 2014, the initial raison d’etre of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) was to...

KSA

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

Economy & Innovation

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in...

Qatar

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Geopolitics

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies

Oman

Oman: Israel’s Door to the Muslim World?

Geopolitics

On October 25, Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu became his nation’s third PM to...

Will Regional Isolation Make Qatar More Democratic?

Politics & Governance

The Saudi-led blockade can lead Qatar to pursue ambitions it had previously suppressed...

Will the GCC Survive the Gulf Crisis?

Geopolitics

Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Bahrain’s unprecedented action against Qatar created an increasingly complicated geopolitical environment...

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