Justin McCauley

Justin McCauley is an analyst at Gulf State Analytics. A writer and consultant located in Washington, DC, he was previously based in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked extensively throughout the Arab world, managing communications and business operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Egypt, as well as supply chain and logistics operations in southern Iraq. He received his MA in International Relations from Webster University Vienna, Austria.

The US Policy against Iran Is Strategically Illogical

May 14, 2019

The Trump administration remains seemingly undecided on what its goals on Iran really are. Hostility between the United States and Iran has evolved ever since Washington withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the nuclear deal agreed between the Iranians and the P5+1 group — in 2018....

Conflicting Fundamentalisms and Shia Political Power

December 10, 2016

For the US to understand the changing power dynamics in the Middle East, Iran’s historical arc and its guidance of Shia fundamentalism need to be understood. Since the election of Michel Aoun as president on November 1, a two-year political stalemate in Lebanon has concluded. His election marks the culmination...