Oman

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Russian-Saudi Breakup May Not End in Divorce

Russia may be able to withstand more pain from the collapse in oil prices than other producers, but cooperation in global energy markets is only one pillar of Russian-Gulf ties.

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Oman’s New Sultan Unlikely to Pursue Qaboos’ Monopoly of Power

Sultan Haitham will need to balance powerful interests while engaging all parties, especially as he tackles economic policy.

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Qaboos Successor Must Focus on Economic Prioritization

Oman’s political transition presents the new sultan and his government with a choice to maintain the status quo of economic policy or undertake a deeper, structural transformation of the energy-dependent economy.

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Natural Gas in Oman: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Oman has had notable success with its Khazzan gas field, but the sultanate will need to manage its domestic gas consumption and sign favorable long-term supply contracts to continue to benefit from LNG exports.

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Oman: A Small Oil Player with Big Ambitions

With a stable political regime, strategic location, and attractive commercial terms, Oman has managed to raise oil production to record levels and draw in foreign oil majors.

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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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Fiscal and Security Pressures Highlight, and Threaten, Oman’s Unique Position in the Region

As fiscal constraints increase, tensions in the Gulf rise, and uncertainties surrounding political transition loom, Oman’s role in the Gulf Arab region could come under pressure.

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In a Region Beset by Zero-Sum Conflicts, Oman Remains Open to All

Avoiding provocation of international powers and regional neighbors, Oman remains determined to make its connections to all sides a strategic asset.

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U.S. Secures Access to Oman’s Crowded Ports

Oman is situating itself for a strengthened position in the Gulf while maintaining its regional independence.

Al-Moatasem al-Mamari: Institutionalizing Omani Youth Movements

AGSIW spoke with al-Moatasem al-Mamari, a physician engaged with youth and media, about the development of youth movements in Oman as well as their cultural impact and government interaction with them.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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