Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

ACW Position

Non-resident Senior Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Economy, energy, history, politics, and security of the Gulf



Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC (ACW), and a Baker Institute Fellow for the Middle East at Rice University. His research focuses on rule of law and due process in Middle Eastern and Arab Gulf states, issues of internal security and stability, and contemporary and early 20th century Middle Eastern history. Ulrichsen was previously a Research Group Member at the Middle East Center, London School of Economics and Political Science, and currently serves also as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. Select publications include The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics, and Policymaking (2016) and Qatar and the Arab Spring (2014).