Issue 1166 PDF: Monarchies seek a reset with regional foes, with Beijing’s support

GSN Issue 1166 cover
Issue 1166 - 23 Mar 2023

The lead article analyses the efforts of various GCC states to reform their relationships with neighbours. In this shakeup, ideological relationships are morphing into ones which are more transactional and Iran could yet emerge as a viable location for investors from the Gulf monarchies.

The following politics section has a piece on the latest Kuwaiti political crisis as the nation's constitutional court annuls the September 2022 general election to reinstate the previous National Assembly. 

Continuing on from the previous issue's Energy and Industry article on Yemeni offshore upstream troubles, issue 1166 reports on the UN-brokered plan to remove 1m barrels of crude from the wreck of the FSO Safer near Hodeidah. The possibilities for further collaboration between Houthis and other authorities is speculated on.

Risk Management Reports focus on Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, GSN draws on its extensive archive to offer a perspective piece on the build-up to the conflict and how its echoes are still felt today. 

This issue's view article, free to view for registrants, addresses how the UAE's stance towards Russia is troubling to western nations.

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