Gulf Crisis Deadlock Creates Regional Rivalry


Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and a number of Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties...


Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War

Defense & Security

Wars don’t just happen; there is always an underlying cause. Sometimes a predator sees an...

The Gulf in the Gulf – Gulf Crisis Second Anniversary

Politics & Governance

Download the PDF version here   The gulf in the Gulf is profound. It is...


U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

U.S. – Gulf Policy

U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the...

US Arms Trade in the Gulf: An Instrument of Whose Power and Influence?

Defense & Security

“King, we’re losing our ass defending you, King, and you have a lot of money.”...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas


Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Turkey’s Involvement in Gulf Security

Defense & Security

In a volatile global environment, small states tend to rely more on hedging as a...

Disingenuous or Not: Reforms in the Gulf Still Offer Opportunities for Wome...


While the virtuousness of the underlying reasoning is up for debate, the last ...

Reconceptualizing Trade Relations: Brexit and the GCC

Economy & Innovation

Tapping into Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise of a post-Brexit “truly global ...


Gulf States Split on Iran


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


Investing in Saudi Arabia’s NIDLP

Economy & Innovation

With the widespread outrage following the Khashoggi case, the imprisonment of human rights activists in...

Subscribe to Receive Latest Updates from GIF.