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Middle East/North Africa Security

Qatar’s maverick foreign policy: can it survive a new Gulf order?

Qatar’s bold response to recent allegations made by Saudi Arabia is sparking controversy in the region, as it now pushes for an independent foreign policy.

Natural resources and energy

Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What is the most likely outcome of the Qatar crisis?

The diplomatic crisis resulting from sanctions against Qatar raises fresh questions concerning the political and economic environment in the Gulf.

International Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 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.

Middle East/North Africa Security

After IS, Iraq looks to Jordan

In anticipation of the collapse of the Islamic State, Iraq is looking to Jordan as a source of renewed trade and opportunities for Anbar province.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Power Brokers

The young emir: Emir Tamim and Qatar’s future

With Emir Tamim – the youngest head of state in the Middle East – Qatar aims to rapidly expand and diversify its economy while tempering its foreign policy. Across the

International Natural resources and energy

Saudi-Russian deal not a quick fix for the oil crisis

The recent deal struck between Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to prop up oil prices by freezing production levels at January levels might have a psychological effect on oil

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 Technology and infrastructure

4 ways Uber impacts civil society in the Middle East

Uber is helping communities address key social challenges left void by sclerotic government institutions. Earlier this month, Uber announced plans to invest $250 million to expand its operations in the