Institute for Gulf Affairs

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Institute for Gulf Affairs (formerly the Saudi Institute) is a Washington, D.C.-based human rights advocacy group and think tank that monitors politics and education in the Middle East.[1][2] Ali al-Ahmed, a Saudi Arabian scholar and a critic of the Saudi monarchy, is the director and founder.[3][4]

The institute provides information, analysis and research about the Persian Gulf region and matters of international relations and politics.[5]


  1. ^ [1] "Activists Seeking to Close the Book on Hate in School Texts", November 27, 2005, Associated Press
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2013-03-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Witnesses: Saudi forces fire on protesters, injure 3", March 10, 2011, Jamjoom, CNN
  3. ^ Michael Holmes [2], "Muslims on Hajj", Aired January 19, 2005, CNN, transcript accessed April 8, 2011.
  4. ^ Robert Worth [3] "Unrest Encircles Saudis, Stoking Sense of Unease," February 19, 2011, New York Times.
  5. ^ "IGA Overview." Accessed September 2011.

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