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A year overshadowed by threat from Sunni extremists

No one expected a quiet year in the Gulf, given the ongoing conflicts and ugly groundswell of sectarianism throughout the...

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Kuwait: Commodifying citizenship will not solve bidoon problem

In early November, Kuwait’s assistant undersecretary for citizenship and passport affairs, Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah,...

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GCC still struggling to get its act together

The decision by Bahrain and the UAE to withdraw from the World Handball Championship 2015, due to begin in Qatar on 15...

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Politics at play as UK leaders and media point the finger

Speculation continues to surround the UK government’s as yet unpublished report into the Muslim Brotherhood, commissioned...

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Iraq reconstruction remains elusive as corruption depletes finances

Fiscal and monetary issues may seem irrelevant while (according to most external narratives) Iraq’s very existence within...

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Qatar: Prominent Muslim Brothers leave Doha as alliances shift – a little

Reports that Qatar had expelled several Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood provoked a flurry of reactions in...

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Iran: Crunch time looms for nuclear deal

Fears that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s illness could lead to a major internal power struggle within the next, critical few...

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Saudi Arabia: Solar energy on the agenda again

Fears that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s illness could lead to a major internal power struggle within the next, critical few...

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ISIL will be defeated only if we dismantle its appeal

In a season of blood in the Middle East, one incident in particular stood out for many of those observing from the West: the...

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ISIL ‘vision’ is an abuse of history

The picture across the Middle East is somewhat bleak, as GSN heads off for its brief summer break. The conflict in Gaza may...

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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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Saudi interest in Syria shifts towards the Kurdish east

Omani state minister for foreign affairs Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah’s 7 July visit to Damascus was the most high-level...

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Bahrain ‘workshop’ consolidates Trump ties, alienates Arab Street

Bahrain basked in a return to international prominence, as Manama hosted the 25-26 June Peace to Prosperity conference –...

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UAE: MBZ’s emerging legacy: a nation-state forged from conflict

The creation of a “national military ethos” in the UAE, involving Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) and other northern emirates, has been increasingly observed since GSN began analysing in 2015 the pattern of military deaths in Yemen and growth of nationalist symbolism around ‘martyrs’ of the Yemen conflict. It is a process that continues to gather momentum.

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Events

30 September-3 October

Global Health Safety and Environment Conference

Kingdom of Bahrain

14-16 October

Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC)

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

14-16 October

World Petroleum Council (WPC) Downstream Conference

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

14-16 October

Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

19-21 November

Middle East Electricity Saudi

Riyadh International Convention Center, Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

9-10 December

Oman Sustainable Energy and Technology Summit

Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat

10-12 December

Middle East Artificial Lift Forum (MEALF)

Muscat, Oman

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