The Gulf States News archive

The online GSN archive stretches over 35 years, providing an incredible depth of independent coverage on Gulf politics and the region's ruling elites.

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Register now for free access to GSN and Saudi Arabia Newsletter issues for the 1979-2003 period.

Stretching back to an era where high-level analysis for businesses and embassies operating in the region were only published in paper form, these searchable pdfs provide a wealth of analysis that is not available elsewhere.

1979, the earliest available online volume, focuses exclusively on 14 issues of the Saudi Arabia Newsletter, while in 1980 the archive includes the final 11 issues of Middle East Newsletter (the early name of Gulf States Newsletter) which routinely carried articles on countries in North Africa and the fringes of the Middle East region, including Turkey and Sudan.

From 1980 to 1987, each volume includes issues of both Gulf States Newsletter and the Saudi Arabia Newsletter, after which, they were merged into an enlarged Gulf States Newsletter.

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Access to the GSN archive from 2004 to the present is only available as part of a full subscription to GSN. Full subscriptions start at £560 for six months' access and include all new fortnightly issues published during this period.
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Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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Sadr’s re-emergence injects populist dynamic into Iraqi politics

While the post-election narrative in Iraq has focused on Moqtada Al-Sadr’s enhanced position as political kingmaker, the...

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Saudi Arabia: Cautious narrowing of gender gap responds to social shift

The 29 April announcement by Saudi Aramco of the appointment of its first female board member, former Sunoco chairman and...

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Can Oman deliver on long-held promise to diversify its economy?

There are positive signs – but no yet conclusive evidence – that speed is picking up in Oman’s efforts to rebalance its...

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