Candidate Briefing: What a Bill Weld Presidency Could Mean for the...

In what may feel like a welcome reprieve from the seemingly daily declarations of candidacy by various Democrats, former Massachusetts...

Event Recap – Humanitarian Aid Event Retrospective

On February 8th, 2019 Gulf International Form was honored to host United Nations Humanitarian Envoy H.E Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Mohamed...

Gulf States Split on Iran

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on abject unity among the Gulf...

Candidate Briefing: What an Amy Klobuchar Presidency Could Mean for...

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) became the fifth Democratic Senator to announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in 2020. However,...

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...

Event Recap – Women in the Gulf: Between Tradition &...

On January 31st 2019, GIF held its first event of the new year, at which a panel of experts discussed the evolving status of women...

Candidate Briefing: What a Cory Booker 2020 Run Could Mean for the...

Joining three of his already-declared Senate colleagues, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced that he would be launching a campaign for...

Post War Syria: Factors Inhibiting Arab Gulf Influence

In light of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his allies having consolidated power over 65% of Syrian territory, the Gulf states are...

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...

Balancing Regional Rivalries: Russia and Saudi Arabia

If there was any question concerning Russia’s burgeoning engagement with Saudi Arabia after the much-discussed “high-five” at the G-20...

Did Pompeo’s Visit Reassure GCC Rivals?

In January 2019, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, as well as Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq....

Qatar Says No to Rapprochement with Syrian Regime

Largely due to the support Damascus that has received from key allies—Russia, Iran, and Lebanese Hezbollah, President Bashar al-Assad’s...