Policy Focus

Event Recap: Religious Pluralism in the Gulf

Politics & Governance

On November 14th, 2018 Gulf International Forum (GIF) was honored to have gathered a diverse...

Event Recap: Congress & the Shaping of U.S. Policy in the Gulf

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Mere hours after American citizens journeyed to the ballot box to cast their ...


Qatar Enacts Favorable Immigration Laws

Politics & Governance

Qatar recently announced a series of reforms related to the legal status of the countless...


South Africa Walks Fine Line Between Feuding GCC Nations


Citing the legendary influence of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela...

Turkish Economic Crisis and the Arab Gulf Economies

Economy & Innovation

Over the last few days the Turkish economy has faced its worst economic...


Unexpected Diplomatic Crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada over Human Rights Issues


On Monday Saudi Arabia abruptly announced a freeze of all trade and economic...


Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Politics & Governance

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Review of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Efforts to Introduce a Value-Added Tax

Economy & Innovation

Undertaking efforts to diversify their economies away from a reliance on oil, and in response...

Closing the Strait of Hormuz: Empty Threat or Imminent Reality?

Energy Policy

The repercussions of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and re-impose economic...

Implications of Erdogan’s Presidential Win on the Gulf Region


Today, Turkey’s incumbent President Recep Tayyib Erdogan was sworn in as the ...


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