Issue 1160 PDF: Qatar’s ties with Europe tested amid anger with Germany and EU corruption claims

Issue 1160 - 15 Dec 2022

Issue 1160 leads with a package of articles  analysing ties between Qatar and various European nations which have come to light during the recent Qatari Fifa World Cup. Specifically GSN looks into German criticism of Qatar's human rights records and allegations of EU corruption. 

The Defence and security section that follows looks into a White House briefing that Moscow intends on supplying jets to Iran in 2023. The news that the General Authority for Military Industries (Gami) purchase of warships from Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is also explored. 

News of president Xi Jinping’s visit to Riyadh for a series of meetings in early December takes the lead of the Diplomatic brief  section. The articles examine Chinese pledges of business deals and non-interference as well as the Iranian reaction to this.  

Energy and industry coverage follows Iraq with the confidence of its new government being applied to develop the oil and gas sector. Plans for a nuclear plant and Russian power link in Tehran are also looked into.

Risk Management Reports are on Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

The GSN View, which is free to access, regards Houthi forces strengthening in Yemen as a response to Presidential Leadership Council rifts. 

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