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Ruling families centrally plan a route through energy transition

A flurry of announcements by GCC leaders about energy transitions and industrial strategies suggest major shifts are under way, if not always at the pace that global consultancies, uncritical media and ruling family boosters claim. As they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and seek an exit from the Yemen war, core royal leaderships are applying a distinctly top-down approach to centrally plan their way towards a new global role.

Issue 1123 - 08 April 2021

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Co-operation deal hype masks Chinese caution over oil supplier Iran

Iran’s engagement with global powers has brought it to the forefront of international diplomacy in recent weeks: a much-trumpeted 25-year co-operation deal with China was signed on 27 March and the start of indirect talks with the United States over a revival of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal began in Vienna on 7 April.

Issue 1123 - 08 April 2021



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