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Political clampdown continues unabated across the monarchies

The space for political debate in Gulf countries continues to be tightened, with political opponents targeted with arrests...

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Sadr’s re-emergence injects populist dynamic into Iraqi politics

While the post-election narrative in Iraq has focused on Moqtada Al-Sadr’s enhanced position as political kingmaker, the...

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Saudi Arabia: Cautious narrowing of gender gap responds to social shift

The 29 April announcement by Saudi Aramco of the appointment of its first female board member, former Sunoco chairman and...

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Can Oman deliver on long-held promise to diversify its economy?

There are positive signs – but no yet conclusive evidence – that speed is picking up in Oman’s efforts to rebalance its...

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Shale oil find a boon for Bahrain, if it doesn’t torpedo reforms

The discovery of a reserve of more than 80bn barrels of shale oil in shallow waters off the west coast of Bahrain, first...

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Saudi Arabia: Autocratic tendencies define disrupter-in-chief MBS’s agenda

  Issue 1,056 - 22 March 2018 Despite all his efforts to project a more modern, tolerant and less corrupt image of...

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Defences waver of currency pegs that served GCC states well

Currency pegs to the US dollar have been a central element of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states’ economic...

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Factional tensions, popular anxieties drive Iran towards the edge

The war of words between the conservative principalists that surround Rahbar (Supreme Leader) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and...

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New youth protests as Oman struggles to meet demand for jobs

Hundreds of young unemployed Omanis demonstrated on 22 January and 29 January to demand jobs. The first protests took place...

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Energy: The geopolitics of renewable resources

The application of renewable energy (RE) to replace hydrocarbons in generating electricity could provide an end to the...

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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

Political clampdown continues unabated across the monarchies

The space for political debate in Gulf countries continues to be tightened, with political opponents targeted with arrests...

read more

Sadr’s re-emergence injects populist dynamic into Iraqi politics

While the post-election narrative in Iraq has focused on Moqtada Al-Sadr’s enhanced position as political kingmaker, the...

read more

Saudi Arabia: Cautious narrowing of gender gap responds to social shift

The 29 April announcement by Saudi Aramco of the appointment of its first female board member, former Sunoco chairman and...

read more
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