Issue 1157 leads with Iraq, where a new government under Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani is in place after more than a year of political haggling, grandstanding and violence.
Politics coverage incudes a focus on Kuwait, where Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah has already been pushed into rapid cabinet reshuffle and the parliamentary arithmetic suggests further clashes between the executive and the legislature, and between liberals and conservatives, is more likely than not.
GSN also profiles Saudi Arabia’s new defence minister Khalid Bin Salman Bin Abdelaziz, who is seen as a rising star in the Saudi ruling clique.
Defence and security coverage includes look at reports of Iranian drones in Ukraine and the implications for GCC security.
GSN also looks at a new Nasa satellite image of Bahrain, which, when compared to one from 1987, shows huge expansion as a result of land reclamation schemes.
Finance and business coverage leads with an examination of investments in new media platforms made by the UAE president’s younger brother Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed. GSN also provides a profile of Mansour Bin Zayed.
Risk Management Reports are on the UAE (Federation and individual emirates).
The GSN View focuses on the protests in Iran, with questions being raised about the regime’s longevity.