By supporting independent, innovative research, we aim to contribute towards bridging the gap between research and policy practice, driving policy decision making that is relevant and effective. Research based on critical and analytical research should continually foster new ideas thereby exposing the plethora of differing perspectives and challenging the decision-making process.
Strategic & International Studies
The strategic and international studies program analyzes the latest developments in the fields of security studies, military studies, international relations and crisis management, related to the Arabian Gulf and Middle East.
The Energy Studies Program researches fossil fuel and alternative energy issues with a focus on Bahrain and the GCC countries.
The economic program focuses on the economies of Bahrain and the Arabian Gulf region, covering the macroeconomy, economic development, energy and labour markets.