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Iranian hardliners take control but not responsibility

Hardliners in Iran may feel that they held the eleventh election for the Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami (parliament) just in time....

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Qatar scores diplomatic points but remains isolated from its peers

They may not see eye to eye on many issues but, in their different ways, all Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) members have...

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Latest Qatari reshuffle further concentrates power in Emiri Diwan

The late January appointment of Emiri Diwan chief Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdelaziz Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani as...

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Volatility challenges continuity as Iranians prepare for elections

Heightened tensions with the United States since President Donald Trump came to power in 2017 have undermined the Iranian...

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Threats from jihadists to liberals dog Saudi security agenda

Head of state security General Abdelaziz Bin Mohammed Al-Howairini faces another challenging year at the helm of the...

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A bonanza for sports fans in Saudi Arabia’s soft power games

How quickly the most novel of announcements can become the new normal. The Saudi Press Agency reported on 9 December that,...

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Iranians challenge a system that knows only a zero-sum game

The sudden fuel price rises imposed overnight on 14/15 November which sparked a wave of protests that swept across Iran, and...

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Saudi Arabia: Signs of a Yemeni ceasefire indicate Riyadh’s changing approach

The decision by President Donald Trump to effectively refrain from intervening in a meaningful way in Middle East affairs –...

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Saudi Arabia: Risks and rewards as Saudi Aramco share sale gears up

Speculation has been mounting that the Saudi government is set to move forward with the long-planned initial public offering...

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Anti-graft drive offers Saudi crown prince respite from foreign critics

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS)’s reputation may still suffer on (parts of) the international stage as a result of...

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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

Iranian hardliners take control but not responsibility

Hardliners in Iran may feel that they held the eleventh election for the Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami (parliament) just in time....

read more

Qatar scores diplomatic points but remains isolated from its peers

They may not see eye to eye on many issues but, in their different ways, all Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) members have...

read more

Latest Qatari reshuffle further concentrates power in Emiri Diwan

The late January appointment of Emiri Diwan chief Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdelaziz Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani as...

read more
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