Candidate Briefing: What an Elizabeth Warren 2020 Run Could Mean for the Gulf

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) surprised almost no one when she filed precursory legal paperwork to make a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in…

Saudi Reshuffle: What’s in the Cards?

The recent shuffle within the Saudi government can be characterized as symbolic intended to demonstrate that the Crown Prince is taking steps to improve the…

Stockholm Negotiations, One Step Toward Peace in Yemen

Over the past week, Stockholm has hosted peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties: the Houthi delegation, and the internationally recognized government. The negotiations resulted in…

Qatar’s Withdrawal from OPEC: Energy Sector Strategy or Political Move?

Last week’s announcement by Qatar that the state intends to leave the Organization of Petroleum Exporting States (OPEC) in 2019 left many surprised as to…

Scenarios for the Upcoming GCC Summit

The 2018 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is taking place amidst a changing balance of power between the two sides of the Gulf crisis. Stalemate…

Changing Context Provides Conditions for De-Escalation in Yemen

Opportunities for peace between Yemen’s warring parties are higher than ever before. Recent events in Yemen and the greater Gulf region indicate a shift toward…

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair Part 2: Congress Responding to President Trump

Introduction Even President Trump’s own party found his statement confounding yesterday, in which he made a series of disputed claims regarding Saudi Arabia and the…

Event Recap: Religious Pluralism in the Gulf

On November 14th, 2018 Gulf International Forum (GIF) was honored to have gathered a diverse panel of experts at an event titled “Religious Pluralism in…

Delaware-Gulftainer Agreement Represents Significant Change in Rhetoric Since DP World Controversy

In late September 2018, Delaware government authorities finalized a deal…

Event Recap: Congress & the Shaping of U.S. Policy in the Gulf

Mere hours after American citizens journeyed to the ballot box to cast their votes in the first midterm elections of the Trump Presidency, Gulf International…

Iraq’s New Government: Historic Opportunity for Reform in Iraq

The formation of Iraq’s recent government has to a large extent shaped a new perspective on Iraq’s national identity. The results of the election show…

The New Battlefront: Cyber Security Across the GCC

Abstract   In the past decade, the Gulf region has become increasingly digitalized as its respective nations seek to modernize their societies in order to…