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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.

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The Security and Geopolitical Dimensions of Italy-GCC Relations

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  • 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