Through original research and analysis, the Middle East Program examines the policy implications of shifting political, security, and economic dynamics in the Gulf. The program aims to provide the policymaking, academic, and business communities with insights into strategic issues in the Gulf, including regional security, GCC cooperation, Asia’s engagement in the Gulf, economic diversification, and human capital development.
See the Middle East Program's publications and past events on the Gulf HERE.
Gulf Analysis Papers
In conjunction with its Gulf Roundtable series, the CSIS Middle East Program writes periodic policy papers addressing key economic and security issues in the Gulf region. Launched in April 2007, the Gulf Roundtable series convenes monthly and assembles a diverse group of regional experts, policymakers, academics and business leaders seeking to build a greater understanding of the complexities of the region and identify opportunities for constructive engagement. Topics for discussion include the strategic importance of Gulf energy, changing Gulf relations with Asia, human capital development, media trends, trade liberalization, and prospects for regional integration. The roundtable defines the Gulf as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen, and is made possible in part through the generous support of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.