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Succession on Saudi minds as King Salman is hospitalised

King Salman Bin Abdelaziz’s hospitalisation on 20 July showed the 84 year-old’s vulnerability, but also that the monarch...

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Region/UAE: Diplomatic skills tested as Gulf backs Chinese-style human rights

The UAE was among over 50 countries that lined up on 1 July with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in unambiguous...

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A mysterious death in Romania points to rivalry for top jobs in Iran

The battle for power and influence in Iran appeared to take a gruesome turn on 19 June, with the as-yet-unexplained death of...

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Overhaul of Oman’s economic structure accelerates, so does crisis

Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s decision to merge the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and the Oman Investment Fund...

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Iraq needs more help to tackle revived, if fractured, Islamic State

Even since the battle to defeat the Sunni extremists of Islamic State (IS or Daesh) began to make progress, there have been...

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Kuwait struggles to adjust to impact of Covid-19 and low oil

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to override all other issues in Kuwait. While the initial response to the...

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Overhaul of Oman’s economic structure accelerates, so does crisis

Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said’s decision to merge the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) and the Oman Investment Fund...

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GCC’s coronavirus and other crises offer an opportunity for Iran

The Gulf Co-operation Council states are in a more delicate and divided condition than they have been for decades – a set...

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Coronavirus and oil crisis present MBS with unprecedented tests

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has worked hard to remove any possibility of political opposition emerging from within Al-Saud ranks over the past five years. This campaign has involved several bouts of locking up senior family members, with the clear backing of his father King Salman, most notably in November 2017 but most recently in March when Princes Ahmed Bin Abdelaziz and Mohammed Bin Nayef were moved from house arrest to prison.

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Evolution not revolution in Haitham’s first 100 days as Omani leader

Some clarity is emerging as to how Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said will seek to shape Oman as he approaches his 100th day in...

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Bahrain's Economic Performance

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Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

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The Gulf region: economy and society

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Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

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GSN View

Succession on Saudi minds as King Salman is hospitalised

King Salman Bin Abdelaziz’s hospitalisation on 20 July showed the 84 year-old’s vulnerability, but also that the monarch...

read more

Region/UAE: Diplomatic skills tested as Gulf backs Chinese-style human rights

The UAE was among over 50 countries that lined up on 1 July with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in unambiguous...

read more

A mysterious death in Romania points to rivalry for top jobs in Iran

The battle for power and influence in Iran appeared to take a gruesome turn on 19 June, with the as-yet-unexplained death of...

read more
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