Author: Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a Baker Institute fellow for the Middle East and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Gulf International Forum. Working across the disciplines of political science, international relations and international political economy, his research examines the changing position of Persian Gulf states in the global order, as well as the emergence of longer-term, nonmilitary challenges to regional security. Previously, he worked as senior Gulf analyst at the Gulf Center for Strategic Studies between 2006 and 2008 and as co-director of the Kuwait Program on Development, Governance and Globalization in the Gulf States at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 2008 until 2013.


Qatar’s Essential Diplomacy in the New Balance of Power

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Doha on February 21, where he met with Emir Sheikh...


The Saudi-UAE Alliance is Fracturing


A trio of apparently unrelated issues has cast fresh light on policy divergences between Saudi...


Are We Witnessing an Institutional Shakeup in Oman?

Politics & Governance

A year has passed since Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said acceded to power in...


Yemenis Are Left Alone to Face COVID19

Politics & Governance

Across the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has tested the ability of governments to react to...


Assessing Kuwaiti Mediation in the Gulf Crisis


Ahead of the Kuwaiti Emir’s postponed September 12th meeting with President Trump...


The Gulf Impasse’s One Year Anniversary & the Changing Regional Dyna...


The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Qatar as Vice-President of

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