Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is an adviser at Gulf State Analytics and a fellow for the Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Coates Ulrichsen holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, and he is the author of two books on World War I in the Middle East and four books on the political economy and international relations of the Gulf.

The US Must Support Sudan's Path to Democracy

September 25, 2020

In the aftermath of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain formalizing diplomatic relations with Israel on August 13 and September 11, respectively, many experts predict that Sudan will be the next Arab state to follow suit. The main reason for this pertains to the fact that the Trump administration has...

Fire and Fury in the Gulf

February 07, 2018

Although the Qatar crisis may have passed its most dangerous moment, it has had significant negative consequences for both the Gulf and Washington.  Amid the fire and fury of Michael Wolff’s explosive account of the Trump presidency so far, readers hoping for greater insight into some of the international controversies of...

Walking the Tightrope in Kuwaiti-Iranian Relations

August 25, 2017

Today, Kuwaiti officials face a very different regional landscape than they did earlier this year. In July, Kuwait expelled 15 Iranian diplomats and submitted a formal letter of protest to the Lebanese government as the fallout from the “Abdali affair” reverberates around the state. Fourteen members of the suspected terror...