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GRC was founded in July 2000 by Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, a Saudi businessman. Dr. Sager's vision was to fill an important void and to conduct scholarly, high quality research on all aspects of the wider strategic Gulf region including the GCC countries as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen.

GRC operates on an independent, non-profit basis. Its belief is that everyone has the right to access knowledge, so it has made all its research available to the general public through publications, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

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Start Date: 23 -April -2020

The Gulf Research Center, in its mission to produce high quality research and analysis on the Gulf region, will therefore be holding a closed webinar discussion in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, held under the Chatham House Rule, which will focus specifically on how the COVID-19 p ...

By: Eman Ragab, Silvia Colombo
Publication Date: December 18 , 2019
Publication Category: Books

This book examines the foreign policies of the GCC countries six years after the Arab uprisings, in terms of drivers, narratives, actions and outcomes, paying particular attent ...

March 22 , 2020

We are sorry to inform you that the 11th Gulf Research Meeting that was to take place from July 21-23, 2020, will be postponed until summer 2021 (exact dates TBD) due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We appreciate your understanding in what was a very difficult decision for us. Thank you again for your interest in the Gulf Research Meeting.

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