Giorgio Cafiero

Giorgio Cafiero is a research analyst with Country Risk Solutions. Shortly after completing his academic studies, Giorgio conducted research on the Western Sahara conflict. In April 2012, his research on the topic was awarded third place in an essay competition sponsored by the American Task Force on Western Sahara. Giorgio is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Asia Times Online and Foreign Policy in Focus. During April 2012, one of his articles was cited in a NATO report concerning post-2014 Afghanistan.

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Russia and the UAE: Friends with Benefits

  • Trump and the Yemeni Quagmire

  • GCC Hopes for More from Trump on Syria

  • Trump Administration Sees Bahraini Crisis Through Saudi Lens

  • King Salman’s Return to Brunei Two Decades Later

  • Malaysia’s Future Role in Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Military Alliance

  • Will Trump and Putin See Eye-to-Eye on Libya?

  • Wanted: A New Chapter in U.S.-Sudan Relations

  • 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?

  • Israel’s Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

  • Saudi Arabia’s Anti-Terror ‘Coalition’ is a House of Cards

  • The UAE and Qatar Wage a Proxy War in Libya

  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan’s Evolving Alliance

  • Turkey, Qatar and a Failing Syria Policy

  • U.S. and Iranian Interests in Syria

  • The Hajj Stampede Exacerbates Saudi-Iranian Tension

  • Saudis and al-Qaeda Find Common Cause in Yemen

  • 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

  • Oman is the Diplomatic Bridge in Yemen

  • Libya Is a Failed State

  • Baqir al-Nimr’s Death Sentence Could Inflame Middle East Tensions

  • Bahrain’s Daesh Dilemma

  • In South Sudan, China Peacemaker Role Marks a First in its Diplomacy

  • Bahrain’s Jihadist Dilemma

  • Saudi Arabia’s Sectarian Challenge

  • MH370 will not Change China-Malaysia Relations

  • The UAE’s Preservation of the Status Quo

  • As the European Union Reconsiders Russian Natural Gas, Qatar Waits in the Wings

  • Syria’s Civil War, Assad and the Palestinians

  • What MH370 Says About Malaysia’s Challenge

  • China Benefits from the Ukraine Crisis

  • The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda