There is some method to the madness of Trump’s Middle East debut

Love him or loath him, Donald Trump is now formally the actor with the most control over US foreign policy. But one man cannot conceive and control every aspect of America’s overseas strategy, particularly not a novice to government with a packed domestic agenda and Twitter wars to fight. Trump’s debut on the international scene triggered mass consternation over his half-baked 27 January ‘Muslim ban’, which blocked entry into the US for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. Reports of tetchy exchanges with his counterparts from Mexico and Australia provoked further consternation about the volatile rookie president.

Issue 1031, 09/02/2017, Read more

Bahrain's Economic Performance

read more

Gulf boundaries and hydrocarbons infrastructure

read more

The Gulf region: economy and society

read more

Iraqi Kurdistan hydrocarbons infrastructure map

Revised in January 2015, this map provides a detailed overview of hydrocarbons infrastructure in the Kurdistan area of Iraq.

read more
Register now Buy credit to view GSN articles Search the GSN archive Sign up for GSN News Alerts Request a GSN free trial

GSN View

New youth protests as Oman struggles to meet demand for jobs

Hundreds of young unemployed Omanis demonstrated on 22 January and 29 January to demand jobs. The first protests took place...

read more

Energy: The geopolitics of renewable resources

The application of renewable energy (RE) to replace hydrocarbons in generating electricity could provide an end to the...

read more

Levant has grounds to fear destabilisation from Saudi activism

The 3 January presentation of diplomatic credentials by the new Saudi and Lebanese ambassadors, Walid Al-Yaacoub and Fawzi...

read more
SEE ALL POSTS

Events

6-8 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

9-10 April

World Takaful Conference 2018

Dusit Thani, Dubai, UAE

SEE ALL EVENTS
Web Design by FDC