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...

Candidate Briefing: What a Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 Run Could Mean for...

Joining a growing handful of previously declared candidates, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that she too would be...

Candidate Briefing: What A Tulsi Gabbard 2020 Run Could Mean for the...

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI02) became an early member of what is expected to be a crowded field of candidates gunning for the...

The Origins of Nancy Pelosi’s Impending Gulf Policy

With the inauguration of the 116th Congress, Speaker Designate Nancy Pelosi will make history as the first person in 60 years to reclaim the...

Event Recap: Security & Defense in the Gulf: Impending Regional...

On December 6th, 2018 Gulf International Forum (GIF) hosted a panel titled “Security & Defense in the Gulf: Impending Regional and...

GIF’s Annual Forecast 2019

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

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

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...

UAE-India Currency Swap: Another Step Toward Asian Markets

The UAE’s steady progress in developing the financial infrastructure needed to better facilitate international financial capital flows...

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...

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

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

History and Growth of the Iran – Hezbollah Axis

The 35-year relationship between Iran and the Lebanese branch of Hezbollah has transformed what was once a small isolated armed faction into...