UAE: Dubai’s Djibouti deal ends but other friends emerge in Africa

The Djibouti government’s decision on 22 February to cancel a 30-year contract by Dubai’s DP World to manage its Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) appears to bring closure to the UAE’s fractious relationship with the strategically located country on the Horn of Africa. But it does not signal the end of UAE ambitions in the region; it merely forces it to deepen the other alliances it has been assiduously developing, based on securing strategic access to ports and, if necessary, projecting hard military and humanitarian soft power as Gulf states seek to secure their ‘near abroad’.  08/03/2018 Issue 1,055 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

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...

read more

Iraqi demonstrators call time on their politicians’ glaring failures

A long period of government stasis following a general election is nothing new for Iraq, as politicians haggle over which...

read more

Iran: Russia and China may hold key to Iran bypassing US sanctions

Iranian envoy Ali Akbar Velayati arrived in Moscow on 11 July, carrying a verbal message from Rahbar (Supreme Leader)...

read more
SEE ALL POSTS

Events

26-27 September

Private Investor Middle East

The Montcalm London Marble Arch

26-28 November

World Islamic Banking Conference

ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain

5-7 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

SEE ALL EVENTS
Web Design by FDC