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As Personnel Shuffle, the PIF Marches Steadily to Saudi Vision 2030 Beat

The reshuffling of top officials in Saudi Arabia’s flagship state-owned firms and key ministries underscores the growing authority of the Public Investment Fund.

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A Fractious Unity: Conflict Dynamics in Yemen’s South

Rising tensions in Yemen’s South are rooted in long-held Southern grievances and a desire for autonomy.

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Aramco, Ministry Reshuffle Highlight Role of Oil Giant in Saudi Economic Transformation

To be effective, Saudi Arabia needs to keep its oil sector healthy while invigorating the other value-creating parts of the economy.

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IMO 2020: Demand for Low Sulfur Fuel Benefits Gulf Oil and Gas Producers

Countries that export larger quantities of low-sulfur crude oil will be the foremost beneficiaries of the demand brought on by IMO 2020, but the new regulations will not be a boon for everyone in the region.

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Challenges to Maximizing Renewables in Oman's Energy Mix

For the Gulf Arab states, renewables could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also supporting economic goals of meeting increasing domestic energy demand and creating jobs.

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Bahrain and Abu Dhabi Compete to be Gulf’s Cryptocurrency Hub

The heightened interest in cryptocurrencies across the Gulf is taking place alongside global efforts to both regulate digital assets and attract cryptocurrency firms.

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The Restructuring of Saudi Arts and Entertainment

As part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic and social reform plan, Vision 2030, the kingdom has taken a top-down approach to developing the country’s arts and culture sector.

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Saudi Changes to Guardianship System Ease Restrictions on Women

The regulations introduced to travel and civil status laws will limit the state’s ability to intervene in the private sphere.

Party of One? Maritime Coalition Challenges in the Gulf

Gulf maritime security may be morphing from a U.S. responsibility into a multinational responsibility.

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