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The Gulf Impasse’s One Year Anniversary & the Changing Regional Dynamics

Iran’s “Escalation and De-escalation Strategy” Toward Conflict in the Red Sea

March 25, 2024

The ongoing conflict between the Houthis and the West in the Red Sea has persuaded many to see the current hostilities as another proxy war…

Iran: The Real Free Rider of the Gaza War

March 25, 2024

The ongoing catastrophic war in Gaza following Hamas’ October 7 attacks on Israel has once again drawn global attention to Iran’s regional deterrence strategy. Since…

Oman’s Diplomacy Navigates Multipolarity in the Gulf

March 21, 2024

Amid Hamas’ October 7, 2023, attacks on southern Israel and the latter’s aggressive retaliation against Gaza, the government of Oman has repeatedly called for the…

Qatar

An American University Retreats from Qatar to Texas

Commentary

The undermining of America’s global role is most easily seen far from Washington—in College Station,...

GCC

Shaping the Future: The 7th GECF Summit and Geopolitical Realities of the Gas Market

Commentary

The 7th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Algiers marks a crucial moment for...

Qatar

Bowing to Political Pressure: Texas A&M Withdraws from Qatar

Commentary

On February 8, 2024, the announcement that Texas A&M’s Qatar campus will close by 2028...

Qatar

Leveling Up: Unlocking The Promise of Esports in Qatar

Commentary

In some Arab Gulf States, the esports (electronic sports) industry is booming. Besides the entertainment...

GCC

The Gulf in 2024: Expert Outlook

Commentary

GCC Unity in 2024 in the Face of Regional Threats Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Fellow...

Qatar

Qatar Builds a Blue-Water Force to Safeguard National Security and Energy Interests

Commentary

With about 35,000 square kilometers of territorial water dotted with hundreds of oil and gas...

Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a Baker Institute fellow for the Middle East and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Gulf International Forum. Working across the disciplines of political science, international relations and international political economy, his research examines the changing position of Persian Gulf states in the global order, as well as the emergence of longer-term, nonmilitary challenges to regional security. Previously, he worked as senior Gulf analyst at the Gulf Center for Strategic Studies between 2006 and 2008 and as co-director of the Kuwait Program on Development, Governance and Globalization in the Gulf States at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 2008 until 2013.


Qatar

An American University Retreats from Qatar to Texas

Commentary

The undermining of America’s global role is most easily seen far from Washington—in College Station,...

GCC

Shaping the Future: The 7th GECF Summit and Geopolitical Realities of the Gas Market

Commentary

The 7th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit in Algiers marks a crucial moment for...

Qatar

Bowing to Political Pressure: Texas A&M Withdraws from Qatar

Commentary

On February 8, 2024, the announcement that Texas A&M’s Qatar campus will close by 2028...

Qatar

Leveling Up: Unlocking The Promise of Esports in Qatar

Commentary

In some Arab Gulf States, the esports (electronic sports) industry is booming. Besides the entertainment...

GCC

The Gulf in 2024: Expert Outlook

Commentary

GCC Unity in 2024 in the Face of Regional Threats Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen Fellow...

Qatar

Qatar Builds a Blue-Water Force to Safeguard National Security and Energy Interests

Commentary

With about 35,000 square kilometers of territorial water dotted with hundreds of oil and gas...

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