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Gulf State Analytics (GSA) assesses risks and opportunities among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

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Real Interest Rates, Oil, and Inflation: Implications for Saudi Arabia and the Emirates

  • Can Saudi Arabia Count on Pakistan’s Support for Sunni Alliance against Terrorism?

  • Commercial and Financial Risks of the Value Added Tax

  • Bahrain and ASEAN’s Maturing Partnership

  • Saudi Arabia’s Delusion

  • Can Saudi Arabia’s Aid Policy Pay Off?

  • The Potential Impact of Iranian Politics on Future Iran-GCC Relations

  • The Gulf Arab States Versus Hezbollah

  • Hadi Should Look Southward for Legitimacy—Not North

  • The Asymmetry of Asymmetry in the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

  • Turmoil in Eastern Saudi Arabia

  • The Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations

  • Worsening Crisis in Saudi-Iranian Relations Further Destabilizes the Middle East

  • Will an ‘Economically-Sovereign’ Kurdish State in Iraq Benefit the GCC?

  • The Saudi-Led Sunni Alliance: A Dangerous Stunt?

  • Saudi Executions: Rhetoric Versus Reality

  • The ‘New Normal’: The Era of Low-Cost Oil

  • Islamic State Challenges al-Qaeda in Yemen

  • Italy Eyes Closer Relations with Post-Sanctions Iran

  • Saudi Arabia and Russia Clash over Syria

  • Iran’s Low Cost Gambit in Yemen

  • Qatar Cultivates a New Global Image

  • Where Does Oman and Iran’s Pipeline Leave Saudi Arabia?

  • Decentralizing Peace in Yemen

  • Qatar’s Economic Diversification and the World Cup

  • Kuwait’s Sectarian Equation

  • The UAE and China’s Thriving Partnership

  • Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Fertile Common Ground

  • Pakistan’s ‘Ambivalence’ in Yemen

  • Saudi Arabia has Unrealistic Goals in Yemen

  • The Struggle for a Democratic Bahrain

  • What is at Stake for the UAE in Tripoli?

  • Intrigue Surrounding Saudi Arabia’s Succession Masks Looming Strategic Dangers

  • China’s Influence in the Persian Gulf

  • GCC-Iran Relations in the Wake of Strategic Shifts in the Gulf

  • The Gulf and the Balkans: Islam, Investment, and Influence

  • Business as Usual in Bahrain

  • The Lingering Impasse in Iraq-Saudi Relations

  • The United Arab Emirates: A Rising Military Power

  • Will Iran and the West Reach an Agreement in 2015?