Issue 1168 PDF: Tensions rise as Iran’s elite try to counter criticism from regime insiders and the public

GSN Issue 1168 cover
Issue 1168 - 04 May 2023

The issue leads with an article examining the tensions within the Iranian elite stemming from public and internal criticism of the regime. GSN looks into cabinet changes, repression and economic challenges.

Saudi drug policy is also explored in response to a new campaign addressing the smuggling of narcotics including fenethylline hydrochloride better known by the brand name Captagon.

Defence and security coverage analyses Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga reform, the launch of two new divisions and the ongoing control of these forces by the KDP and PUK.

Royals watch investigates the promotion of Bahrain's Nasser Bin Hamad.

This issue's View article goes into Saudi Arabia's use of the Sudan crisis for diplomatic aims, examining the new 'Saudi first' approach the Crown Prince is implementing.

Risk Management Reports are on Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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