Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO and founder of Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, DC. His research interests include geopolitical and security trends in the Arabian Peninsula and the broader Middle East. Mr. Cafiero is a regular contributor to several publications including Al Monitor, The National Interest, and LobeLog. From 2014-2015, he was an analyst at Kroll, an investigative due diligence consultancy. He received an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.
Author Archive | Giorgio Cafiero
Saudi Arabia and Turkey Maintain Positive Relations Despite Qatar Crisis
A Question for Washington: Who in the GCC Finances Terrorism?
The Islamic State’s New Realities
The GCC’s View of “One Belt, One Road”
Can Trump And Erdogan Agree to Disagree on Syria’s Kurds?
Why Bahrain Prefers Trump over Obama
Russia and the UAE: Friends with Benefits
GCC Hopes for More from Trump on Syria
Giorgio Cafiero 04.21.17
Trump Administration Sees Bahraini Crisis Through Saudi Lens
Giorgio Cafiero 04.18.17
King Salman’s Return to Brunei Two Decades Later
Japan’s Important Role in Saudi’s Vision 2030
The Security and Geopolitical Dimensions of Italy-GCC Relations
China Eyes Qatar in its Quest to Build a New Silk Road
Will the Saudis Deploy Ground Forces to Syria?
Can Tourism Save Oman from Cheap Oil?
Giorgio Cafiero 02.02.16
Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror ‘Coalition’ is a House of Cards
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan’s Evolving Alliance
Turkey, Qatar and a Failing Syria Policy
U.S. and Iranian Interests in Syria
The UAE’s High Stakes in Yemen
Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity
Can France Become Saudi Arabia’s Closest Ally?
While the Saudis Go to War Abroad, Homefront is Simmering
Islamic State Attacks Kuwait
Giorgio Cafiero 07.02.15
Baqir al-Nimr’s Death Sentence Could Inflame Middle East Tensions
Giorgio Cafiero 01.21.15
Bahrain’s Daesh Dilemma
Syria’s Civil War, Assad and the Palestinians
Giorgio Cafiero 04.03.14
Burkina Faso’s “West African Spring”
Hamas and Hezbollah at Loggerheads over Syria
Giorgio Cafiero 02.02.14