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There will be no quick fix in Iraq

The blame game began within hours of Sunni extremists taking Mosul. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki blamed members of...

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Qatar’s World Cup woes: GCC neighbours offer lessons in survival

The positions, or at least the credibility, of some members of the Al-Thani look perilous in the glare of the global scrutiny...

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Bahrain-Britain relations: 200 years and counting

There is still some way to go before the 2016 bicentenary of Bahrain-Britain relations, but the exchange of diplomatic...

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Gulf states try to paper over the cracks

On 23 April, Qatari foreign minister Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah declared the rift between Doha and other Gulf...

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Bahrain Grand Prix outmanoeuvres political resistance

In 2011, political unrest forced the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix and, each year since, those campaigning for...

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Could repression of Brotherhood work in Qatar’s favour?

The non-executive chairman of the Qatar Investment Fund, Nick Wilson, published an op-ed in Arabian Business on 12 March in...

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Saudi-US relations: from mutual affection to marriage of convenience

The last time US President Barack Obama met King Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz in Saudi Arabia, he was on his way to Cairo to...

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Qatar: Labour reform must not stop at the Qatar World Cup

It must have been very frustrating for the Qataris to see the International Labour Organisation (ILO) distance itself from...

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Subsidy reform is essential – however energy efficient the Gulf becomes

The Gulf’s soaring domestic energy consumption – the result of profligate use of natural resources as well as massive...

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MBR demonstrates gulf between UAE and Saudi Arabia

The BBC’s interview with Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR), broadcast on 13 January, nicely...

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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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More stable oil prices could reduce budget problems in 2019

The oil price remains volatile, but ministries of finance may take comfort in the views of their hydrocarbons sector...

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Weak Saudi investment flows point to economic trouble ahead

Away from the spin and razzmatazz of last month’s Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, analysts are...

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Consultants face scrutiny but are locked into their Saudi business

As Turkey drags out the aftermath of the Jamal Khashoggi affair and Saudi Arabia responds by seeking culprits higher up the...

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28-29 January

Middle East and North Africa Energy 2019

Chatham House, London

5 February

GCC Energy Strategy Forum

JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City

19-20 February

The Solar Show MENA

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt

5-7 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

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