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Everything at Once: Transformation of Abu Dhabi’s Oil Policy

Abu Dhabi traditionally managed its oil and gas resources cautiously and conserved hydrocarbon wealth for future generations, but the energy transition is reshaping its strategy.

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Israel-UAE Normalization: Poised for Economic Breakout

Given the complementarity of long-term economic interests between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and the ties already taking root, relations will likely continue to growth.

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South Korea-Gulf Collaboration: Special, Smart, and Strategic

South Korea has transformed from a source of manpower to the Gulf Arab states into an exporter of advanced technology and services at a time of rapid change in the Gulf region.

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OPEC+ Oil Producers Hold Course as Demand Worries Persist

Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be on the same page now, but OPEC+ will have to consider the impacts of its market management policies if it wants to avoid the pitfalls that have contributed to oil price volatility in the past.

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Arar Border Opening: Saudi Arabia Steps Up Economic Competition in Iraq

Saudi Arabia must compete with other regional hegemons, mainly Turkey and Iran, as it works to increase its economic influence in Iraq.

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Revitalizing Yemen’s Ancient Traditions of Coffee Cultivation

Young Yemenis set up coffee startups to bolster Yemen’s agricultural sector, setting the stage for economic recovery and social change.

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UAE Moves to Retain and Attract Talented Expatriates

Emirati officials are rolling out an array of policies and initiatives intended to attract higher-skilled expatriates, but overlapping initiatives will likely heighten regional competition over foreign talent.

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Labor Reforms in Saudi Arabia: Ambitious Focus on Foreign Workers and Unemployment

New labor reforms are an important first step to improve conditions for foreign workers and could open the door for wider reforms.

Is the Sky the Limit to the China-Gulf Partnership?

China’s engagement in the Gulf could help Gulf states meet economic diversification goals, yet it could also exacerbate existing security challenges.

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