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Iraqi Kurdistan: Doubts about referendum

The dispatch of a high-level Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) delegation to Tehran on 16 July was another sign of the...

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New plays on the Syrian chess board

Syrian rebel groups are keeping an anxious eye on the dispute pitting Qatar against its neighbours, as divisions threaten to...

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Opportunities beckon for Iraq after Daesh, politicians permitting

With Islamic State (IS or Daesh) continuing to lose ground in Mosul, the time will soon come when Iraqis can look beyond the...

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Tehran extends challenge to Trump with IRGC’s new missile site

Donald Trump clearly chose his ground during his first foreign visit as US president, with the view of enunciating a simple...

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Saudi Arabia: Saudis deliver for new friend Trump

Riyadh spent a reported $65m to welcome Donald Trump to the kingdom, on the first leg of his first foreign trip as president....

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Saudi Arabia: Dynastic manoeuvres

The appointments made via dozens of decrees late last month sent Saudi-watchers of varying degrees of sophistication into...

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Rouhani prepares to take on hardliners to retain power in Iran

Shifting global political arithmetic seems to have fed into a shift in Iranian political calculations – as had been...

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Iraq: Baghdad and allies look beyond Mosul to save Iraq

Chastened by the failure of past stabilisation and state-building efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, military leaders in Europe...

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US, Gulf leaders divided over terrorist designation for Brotherhood

Reports from the United States, based on leaks from numerous government sources, suggest the Trump administration is...

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Bahrain: Bleak outlook for the opposition

It is six years since Bahrainis followed the lead of North African protestors who had launched the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’...

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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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Middle East and North Africa Energy 2019

Chatham House, London

5 February

GCC Energy Strategy Forum

JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City

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5-7 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

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