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Gulf Economic Statecraft Hits Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently railed against the influence of Gulf money and political support in Lebanon.

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Caution is Needed, But Hizbollah Can’t Be Left Unchecked

One can readily understand why Saudi Arabia suspended a $3 billion (Dh11bn) aid package for the Lebanese Armed Forces to purchase French weapons, and cancelled outright an additional $1 billion in support for Lebanese internal security.

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Can Saudi Arabia Afford Its Aid Cut to Lebanon?

Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend a major military aid package to Lebanon – $3 billion earmarked for the purchase of French weapons – and to revoke another $1 billion pledged to support Lebanon’s internal security services, is an unexpected and dramatic change of policy toward a politically crucial Arab country.

Saudi Arabia Makes Unilateral Production Cut as OPEC+ Extends Quotas

Despite a “voluntary” production cut announced by Saudi Arabia for July, economic uncertainty overshadowed the June 4 OPEC+ meeting.

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