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International Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Qatari-Arab tension may remain despite possible settlements

On the 6th of June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced in a coordinated move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Middle East/North Africa Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The risks and rewards of digitizing the Middle East

The imminent digital disruptions in the Middle East will present both opportunities and risks – from economic to political and cybersecurity – in the region.

Future Generator Middle East/North Africa

Future Generator: Bahrain faces political volatility

In Bahrain, growing public unrest and government suppression of dissent will perpetuate negative media coverage over the next two weeks.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Lebanon suffers from Saudi-Iranian rivalry

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are palpable: the use of Lebanon for proxy power plays has some serious repercussions particularly in relation to Saudi-aligned Gulf States. Lebanon boasts an

Middle East/North Africa Politics

For Saudi Arabia’s women, change is a gradual and cautious process

Historically, the public role for women has been on the margins in Saudi Arabia. But after decades of gradual change, exciting things are starting to happen. If things carry on in

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Risks of Climate Change in MENA

Climate change poses grave macroeconomic risks for nations and regional financial firms in MENA. Greater investment in sustainable infrastructure and awareness of climate issues will be imperative to mitigate the

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The China slowdown: Who loses in the Middle East?

Recent volatility in China’s stock market signals investors’ general skepticism about the economy’s prospects. However, Middle East oil exporters may stand to lose the most if the growth of Chinese

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen conflict reveals shortcomings of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy

With its vast oil riches and status as custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia has long practiced conservative and discreet foreign relations. But since his ascent to the throne, King Salman has

International Politics

Camp David summit fails to mend disagreements between US and its Gulf allies

The meeting between President Obama and leaders of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), intended to reassure Gulf allies of American support despite an impending nuclear agreement with Iran, instead highlighted the increasing number

International Natural resources and energy

Illegal sand mining threatens the global construction boom

It sounds like a paradox, but the world is running out of sand – the type of sand that keeps the current global construction boom alive. Sand has become so scarce