My research focuses on the international politics of the Middle East, particularly the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. I have written on the domestic politics of the Gulf monarchies and the phenomenon of monarchy in the region more generally, on oil and politics, on alliances and war decisions in the Middle East and on American foreign policy in the region.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles66
  • Gause, F. (2023). The Kingdom and the Power How to Salvage the US-Saudi Relationship. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 102(1), 115-125.
  • Gause, F. (2022). The Price of Order Settling for Less in the Middle East. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. 101(2), 10-21.
  • Patterson, A., Rudman, M., Vakil, S., & Gause, F. (2020). PROGRESS OR CONFLICT? WHAT TO EXPECT FOR US POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MIDDLE EAST POLICY. 27(3), 5-29.
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  • Gause, F. (2019). Challenged Hegemony: The United States, China, and Russia in the Persian Gulf. POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY. 134(1), 152-154.
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  • Gause, F. (2019). "Hegemony" Compared: Great Britain and the United States in the Middle East. SECURITY STUDIES. 28(3), 565-587.
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  • Gause, III, F. G. (2009). The International Relations of the Persian Gulf. Cambridge University Press (CUP).
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  • Page, S., & Gause, F. G. (1992). Saudi-Yemeni Relations: Domestic Structures and Foreign Influence. SAGE Publications.
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  • Gause, F. G. (2022). Identity and Ideology in Middle Eastern International Relations. The Routledge Handbook of Ideology and International Relations. 330-342. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Darwich, M., Gause, F. G., Hazbun, W., Ryan, C., & Valbjrn, M. (2022). International Relations and Regional (In)security. The Political Science of the Middle East. 86-107. Oxford University Press (OUP).
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  • Darwich, M., Gause, F. G., Hazbun, W., Ryan, C., & Valbjrn, M. (2022). International Relations and Regional (In)security. Lynch, M., Schwedler, J., & Yom, S. (Eds.), The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research Since the Arab Uprisings. 0-0. Oxford University Press.
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  • Gause, F. G. (2021). 9 Saudi Arabia: How Much Change?. The Contemporary Middle East in an Age of Upheaval. 155-169. DE GRUYTER.
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  • Gause, F. G. (2020). 4. The Iraq War and American National Security Interests in the Middle East. Balance Sheet. 68-86. DE GRUYTER.
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Kamrava, M., Onley, J., Peterson, J. E., Lawson, F. H., Kostiner, J., Ayoob, M., ... Nonneman, G. (2009). International Relations of the Gulf Summary Report.
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First Name
F. Gregory
Last Name
mailing address
Texas A&M University; International Affairs; 4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220