Saudi Arabia: Return of the king as Al-Salman consolidate power

A charismatic leader, as underlined by his generally well-regarded decades of driving Riyadh’s development, King Salman Bin Abdelaziz has been largely overshadowed by his heir-apparent over the two years. But the 82-year-old monarch has not gone away and he now appears willing to flex his political muscles once again, which might keep the ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) in check to some extent. 2nd August 2018, Issue 1,064. Read more

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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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Qatar: Doha seeks ‘strategic brotherhood’ and new economic partnerships

Isolated by its erstwhile ‘GCC-3’ allies, Qatar gave some very public thanks to those who had stuck by it following the...

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UAE launches stimulus packages and eases visa rules to boost activity

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UAE: Gentle push-back from MBR against Abu Dhabi’s adventurism

The diplomatic community in the UAE is still weighing the significance of a series of early August tweets by federal Vice...

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