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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Speculation continues to surround the UK government’s as yet unpublished report into the Muslim Brotherhood, commissioned...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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Malinowski’s expulsion unlikely to change the status quo in Bahrain

The three-year, slow-burning conflict in Bahrain remains a minor headache to most international governments, in a region full...

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Kurdish future depends on slow political ratchet

Violence is once again tearing Iraq apart. The fall of Mosul did not just mark the terrifying rise of jihadists from the...

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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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Events

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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