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Saudi Arabia: Salman’s absence from summit symbolised generational transition

In the days preceding the US-Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) summit (see page 1), attention focused largely on who would –...

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Qatar rides its economic miracle despite budgetary pressures

Even if its published national accounts are the sole criteria for assessing the emirate’s wealth – and they may not...

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Saudis look set to dig in on oil prices

Some firming of oil prices was to be expected, given the Saudi-led coalition’s assault on Yemen and surging violence in...

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US’ grand strategies upset by asymmetric opponents

Washington’s new National Security Strategy (NSS) opens with a preamble, signed by Barack Obama – a president burnishing...

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There will never be a good time to cut subsidies

As the low price of a barrel of oil begins to tip the fiscal balances of countries across the Gulf region, there is a cogent...

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Charlie Hebdo free speech debate is an opportunity to push for reform

The hypocrisy of Saudi Arabia sending minister of state for foreign affairs Nizar Bin Obaid Madani to France to take part in...

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Speculation continues to surround the UK government’s as yet unpublished report into the Muslim Brotherhood, commissioned...

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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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Iraq works to rebuild GCC ties as Iranian balancing act gets harder

Rarely short of a timely quote, President Barham Salih told a recent interviewer that “Iraq is coming back to the...

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Iraq works to rebuild GCC ties as Iranian balancing act gets harder

Rarely short of a timely quote, President Barham Salih told a recent interviewer that “Iraq is coming back to the...

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Saudi Arabia: Fall-out over Khashoggi murder hits intelligence consultants

The continuing impact of the Jamal Khashoggi murder on Saudi relations with western countries shows little signs of abating....

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26-27 June

MENA Renewable Energy Forum 2019

Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo, First Settlement, 11477, Cairo Egypt

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

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