Issue 1159 PDF: Mohammed Bin Salman tries to rebuild his reputation and promote a new face

GSN Issue 1159 cover
Issue 1159 - 01 Dec 2022

Issue 1159 leads with an analysis of Mohammed Bin Salman’s efforts to promote a dynamic image of Saudi Arabia by bolstering tourism infrastructure and promoting local and foreign entertainment. GSN looks into the dichotomy of these actions with the regime’s persistence on silencing critics.

The following diplomatic brief section begins includes an article on Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani's most pressing concern, relations with neighbouring Iran.  

Ammar Bin Humaid's recent $19m liquid petroleum gas (LPG) facility inauguration as well as his Afghan connections takes the fore of Royals Watch. 

Defence and security coverage looks at the recent tanker attack in the Gulf of Oman as well as the UK's Omani military exercises. 

Finance and business coverage examines an Ajman-based consortium's plan to buy Doncaster Sheffield Airport and looks at Dubai's courting of cryptocurrency firms. 

Risk Management Reports are on Bahrain and Iran.

The GSN View focuses on Qatar and how the country has exploited the diplomatic potential of the Fifa World Cup. 

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