New Allies, Antagonists and Realities: The Future of OPEC

This month, OPEC and its allies (commonly referred to as OPEC+) agreed to extend a previously negotiated production cut in an attempt to...

A Veto Is not Enough to Get Congress and Trump on the Same Page in...

Today, the United States Senate voted on a series of bills seeking to block an impending sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United...

Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, imposed a blockade and issued a list...

Congress Reacting to A Nuclear Saudi Arabia

Congressional attention toward the status of nuclear technology in the Middle East has increased following recent reports that the Trump...

Arizona, Arabia, Alfalfa: Gulf Agricultural Industry Sparks a...

Separated by roughly eighty-one-hundred miles of land and ocean, the initially ...

Russia and the Arab Gulf States: Current Energy Variables

Despite a history of abject opposition to one another on a host

Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in Saudi Arabia, and the raging Yemeni...

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with ...

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...

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...

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

Even President Trump’s own party found his statement confounding yesterday, in which...

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair: A Rare Glimpse of a United Congress

To say that Washington D.C. and the United States as a whole are divided on ...