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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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Qatar talks with Hizbollah will antagonise Saudis

As Saudi Arabia throws more weight behind the Lebanese army, Qatar – not known for its deference to Riyadh – has been...

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Questions over Iran at the forefront of GCC minds

It has been an eventful year in the Gulf. Against a backdrop of wider regional turmoil – the civil war in Syria and the...

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Britain’s Cameron back on charm offensive in UAE

British Prime Minister David Cameron was back in the UAE for the third time in as many years on 16 November, this time...

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Saudi-US spat: a passing storm or longer term breakdown in alliance?

Saudi Arabia’s decision to relinquish a coveted United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat and a spate of briefings by...

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Can Mayassa’s bold art really change the Qatari landscape?

The British artist Damien Hirst is of course no stranger to controversy. His formaldehyde tiger shark, bejewelled skull,...

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Al-Shabaab attack exposes failure of US strategy against Al-Qaeda

The images and tales that emerged from Al-Shabaab’s attack on Kenya’s Westgate mall were searingly dreadful. Mothers...

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Syria debate should not hinge on sending a ‘message to Iran’

One of the more bizarre arguments put forward by the Obama administration as it pushed for military intervention in Syria was...

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UAE burnishes diplomatic credentials in Egypt

It’s been a busy summer for Emirati foreign minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (ABZ). As Egypt unravels, the UAE has...

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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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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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