Research Associate (Political Economy)

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 17

Position description

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), launched in 2015, is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the social, economic, and political diversity of the Gulf Arab states. Through expert research, analysis, exchanges, and public discussion, the institute seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform decision makers shaping U.S. policy regarding this critical geostrategic region.

Job Summary:

Provide research assistance and support to senior resident scholars at AGSIW. At the direction of the scholars, conduct research on Gulf political economy, foreign policy, business politics, finance, macroeconomics, and U.S. policy toward the region. Monitor contemporary developments in the Gulf states and U.S. policy, including reviews of regional and international media. Source data, compile bibliographies, literature reviews, and write briefs on relevant topics. Create charts and graphics for AGSIW publications. Provide communications and logistical support to senior resident scholars, and perform additional tasks as requested.


Some graduate work expected, MA degree preferred. ABDs and doctoral candidates in international affairs, political science, economics, or related area with exposure to Middle East politics are encouraged to apply. Strong academic record, outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills demonstrated. Fluency in English required.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should forward resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, contact information for two references, and a writing sample of scholarly work (e.g., dissertation chapter) or policy writing sample if available (e.g., op-ed).

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Hours and salary to be negotiated.

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