The Gulf Research Center’s mission is to further information and knowledge relating to the Gulf by providing a comprehensive, independent and credible platform for advanced research on GCC politics, economics, defense, security and social issues, and their implications and relevance. The scope of the research programs is defined in coordination with the GRC Academic Board and is continuously updated to ensure that the research is in accordance with current issues of concern.
The GRC undertakes research on all elements impacting policy-making in the Gulf, including: political systems and development, foreign relations of the Gulf, defense and security issues, the economy, as well as environmental issues and the role of energy and its regional and worldwide dimensions. In each of its research programs, it is the objective of the GRC and its extensive community of researchers and contributors to shed light on unexplored issues and relationships that are and will be of increased importance both for the Gulf region and the rest of the world.
Each of the research areas is structured to encourage the dissemination of original research and to serve as an information resource base where all materials necessary for a solid understanding of an area of interest come together. Each research program involves: