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The online Gulf States Newsletter (GSN) archive stretches over 40 years, providing an incredible depth of independent coverage on Gulf politics and the region's ruling elites
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.
Take a closer look at GSN's coverage in 2003- reflected on in this article published to mark the tenth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.
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"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
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies