Gulf Affairs

"It is difficult to isolate economic affairs without reference to underlying political realities, or politics without considering social constraints, or society without treating culture. Nor, in considering the art market in the Gulf or the explosion of iconic architectural projects burgeoning across the region, is it a difficult stretch to link culture and the economy. Scholarship is increasingly interdisciplinary and this trend is encouraged in Gulf Affairs." 
Eugene Rogan, Senior Member of the OxGAPS Forum

Gulf Affairs is an independent, non-partisan journal organized by OxGAPS, with the aim of bridging the voices of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to further knowledge and dialogue on pressing issues, challenges and opportunities facing the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Call for Articles


Gender (Im)Balance in Gulf Societies

Deadline: 12 January 2018

Labor Market Dynamics in the GCC States

Labor Market Dynamics in the GCC States

Autumn 2015 

The inaugural issue of Gulf Affairs focuses on the labor markets in the GCC states. One of the most pressing issues facing these countries, the publication draws upon the knowledge of various scholars, experts and policy makers to provide an up-to-date and in-depth look into this theme. From segmentation along national and non-national lines, to public-private wage discrepancies and their impact on job nationalization initiatives, the issue delves into a multitude of topics impacting current labor market trends in the GCC.