Saudi Reshuffle: What’s in the Cards?

The recent shuffle within the Saudi government can be characterized as symbolic intended to demonstrate that the Crown Prince is taking steps to improve the…

Stockholm Negotiations, One Step Toward Peace in Yemen

Over the past week, Stockholm has hosted peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties…

Qatar’s Withdrawal from OPEC: Energy Sector Strategy or Political Move?

Last week’s announcement by Qatar that the state intends to leave the

Scenarios for the Upcoming GCC Summit

The 2018 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is taking place amidst a changing balance of power between the two sides of the Gulf crisis. Stalemate…

Changing Context Provides Conditions for De-Escalation in Yemen

Opportunities for peace between Yemen’s warring parties are higher than ever before…

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair Part 2: Congress Responding to President Trump

Even President Trump’s own party found his statement confounding yesterday, in which…

Event Recap: Religious Pluralism in the Gulf

On November 14th, 2018 Gulf International Forum (GIF) was honored to have gathered a diverse panel of experts at an event titled “Religious Pluralism in…

Delaware-Gulftainer Agreement Represents Significant Change in Rhetoric Since DP World Controversy

In late September 2018, Delaware government authorities finalized a deal…

Event Recap: Congress & the Shaping of U.S. Policy in the Gulf

Mere hours after American citizens journeyed to the ballot box to cast their …

Iraq’s New Government: Historic Opportunity for Reform in Iraq

The formation of Iraq’s recent government has to a large extent shaped a new …

The New Battlefront: Cyber Security Across the GCC

In the past decade, the Gulf region has become increasingly digitalized as its …

Qatar Enacts Favorable Immigration Laws

Qatar recently announced a series of reforms related to the legal status of the countless expatriates who live and work in the country. In doing…