Weaponized Sports Widen GCC Cracks

Over a year and a half since its outbreak, the Gulf dispute is increasingly leaving the boundaries of political difference among the Gulf’s top leaders, and is now reaching…

Candidate Briefing: What a Kirsten Gillibrand Presidency Could Mean for the Gulf

Joining a growing handful of previously declared candidates, New York Senator…

Candidate Briefing: What A Tulsi Gabbard Presidency Could Mean for the Gulf

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI02) became an early member of what …

The Origins of Nancy Pelosi’s Impending Gulf Policy

With the inauguration of the 116th Congress, Speaker Designate Nancy Pelosi will …

Event Recap: Security & Defense in the Gulf: Impending Regional and International Changes

On December 6th, 2018 Gulf International Forum (GIF) hosted a panel titled…

GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019

Gulf International Forum (GIF) presents our 2019 forecast. As the new year is upon us, please read GIF’s projections for what 2019 may bring to the Gulf region.

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

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) surprised almost no one when she filed…

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…

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

Last week’s announcement by Qatar that the state intends to leave the

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…