Saudi Arabia’s decision to proceed with plans to ramp up its oil production capacity despite collapsing demand during a global health crisis may seem rash. But is it?
The coronavirus outbreak has redefined the responsibilities of citizens and the business community, impacting the already evolving rentier state structure and highlighting economic and religious challenges
Aggressive moves both at home and in global oil markets demonstrate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s control over decision making, with the Saudi public invested as never before.
The region’s digital economy is poised to play a greater role in economic diversification strategies as crisis management measures give way to longer-term planning.
Gulf governments see the sharing economy as a source of jobs for young people and promising outlet for entrepreneurs.
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.
The collapse of oil prices reminds Gulf Arab states of the urgent need for economic reforms, but they lack the revenue needed to fund them.
With few available alternatives for accessing water resources, the UAE is continuing to expand existing desalination facilities and construct new desalination plants.
As long as Turkey is seen as an aspiring hegemon it will face opposition from many neighbors.
OPEC and non-OPEC ministers head into tough negotiations over potential further production cuts amid a whirlwind of negative signals from the market as oil prices decline and demand has been slashed.Learn More
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