Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

Non-Resident Fellow, AGSIW; Professor of Political Science

Abdulkhaleq Abdulla is a non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington as well as a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a UAE national, born in 1953. Abdulla is a retired professor of political science. He served as director of the Gulf Research Unit, Sharjah for 10 years. He holds a PhD in political science from Georgetown University and an MA from American University in Washington, DC. Abdulla was a Fulbright Scholar and a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He occasionally teaches a course for the Master in Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University. His research interests include issues of political changes in the Gulf and the Arab world. He is the author of several books including the Gulf Regional System. He has published more than 50 articles, most recently “The Repercussion of the Arab Spring for the GCC States,” “Sociopolitical Issues of the Arab Gulf Moment,” and “GCC at a crossroad.” Abdulla writes a monthly op-ed for Gulf News.

What Did Biden's Trip Achieve for the United States and Its Middle East Partners?

On July 19, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s visit to Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and Saudi Arabia and considering implications for relations with the United States' partners in the region.

Do Houthi Missile Attacks Outline the Limits of De-escalation in the Gulf Region?

On March 1, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining challenges and threats to regional de-escalation and rapprochement.

Gulf-Palestinian Relations After the Abraham Accords

On November 5, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion on the future of Gulf-Palestinian relations.

Gulf Dynamics after the JCPOA

On May 8, President Donald J. Trump reimposed the full range of economic sanctions on Iran that were waived when the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) was implemented in 2015 and said the United States was "withdrawing" from the agreement.

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A View from the Gulf on the U.S. Presidential Election: Anybody But Trump

The highly respected and very familiar Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite U.S. presidential candidate among citizens of the Gulf Arab states.