Giorgio Cafiero

Giorgio Cafiero

Giorgio Cafiero is the CEO and founder of Gulf State Analytics, a geopolitical risk consultancy based in Washington, D.C. His research interests include geopolitical and security trends in the Arabian Peninsula and the broader Middle East.

Mr. Cafiero is a regular contributor to the Middle East Institute, LobeLog, Inside Arabia, and New Arab. He frequently appears on Al Jazeera, TRT World, BBC Persian, and other networks as a commentator. Mr. Cafiero has taken part in dozens of closed-door meetings with high-ranking government officials, ambassadors, and other diplomats in Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Throughout his career, he has spoken about Persian Gulf-related issues at conferences and delivered lectures on the region in Egypt, Slovenia, and the United States. From 2014-2015, Mr. Cafiero was an analyst at Kroll, an investigative due diligence consultancy. He received an M.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego.

Latest Articles

The Geopolitics of Yemen’s Civil War

The Geopolitics of Yemen’s Civil War

This Policy Report provides a brief explanation of Yemen’s decline into a chaotic and multidimensional conflict involving multiple civil wars