GSN academic subscription for universities

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For universities and other academic institutions, GSN offers a discounted subscription licence so that all staff and students can have full access to our 40-year-plus archive.

The GSN academic subscription

  • New issues (22 a year) emailed as a PDF to nominated email addresses at your institution.
  • Access to breaking news and analysis on our website
  • Archive of independent reporting on the Gulf dating back to 1979:
    • Download full issue PDFs
    • Search and view articles published since September 2008
    • Access to Gulf ruling family trees
    • Access to all maps and graphics in the GSN map library
  • Access via IP- any number of staff and students at your institution can access.
  • Your institution has the right to keep a copy of all issues that were published during the subscription term.

Full terms and conditions may be found here


Explore more than 40 years of independent reporting on the Gulf

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.
Find out more about our archive

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Gulf ruling family trees

GSN has a library of succinct family trees on all 13 Gulf ruling families. Alongside a main graphic the trees have notes on the family’s history, succession issues and key personalities.

Find out more

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What our subscribers say

"GSN stands out as one of the most important sources on Arab Gulf affairs.  

Each issue is packed with superlative analyses as well as thorough coverage of the conservative Arab Gulf monarchies.  

Critical and judicious, the newsletter is also honest, fair, and unbiased.  It falls in the 'must read' category.  Cover to cover."

Joseph A Kéchichian, PhD
Senior Fellow
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies