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Gulf Reconciliation Offers Uneven Economic Gains

Economic gains associated with the Gulf reconciliation will be narrow and limited, and any economic momentum should be channeled to tackle longer-term challenges in the region.

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Saudi Arabia Delivers Shock to Market With Surprise Oil Output Cut

The new variant of the coronavirus, new lockdowns in several parts of the world, and the slower-than-expected rollout of the vaccine cast doubt on the timing of a recovery that would sustain higher production.

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Sovereign Data: The Development and Marketing of Bahrain’s Digital Domain

Gulf Arab states like Bahrain cannot preserve the traditional form of their economies indefinitely, but they can influence how their new digital future will unfold.

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Beijing Signals Growing Interest in Regional Conflict Management

China seeks to promote a harmonious relationship among its strategic partners in the Gulf in support of its economic interests.

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Upcoming Election Offers Little Hope to a Dispirited Iranian Electorate

The economic mismanagement and resistance to change over the past four decades by a succession of regimes has demoralized supporters of conservatives, reformists, and pragmatists alike.

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Saudi Tourism to Turkey Suffers as Bilateral Tensions Grow

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Turkey may continue to push Saudi tourists to choose other destinations, adding pressure to an already struggling Turkish economy.

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G-20 Summit Signals Start of Challenging Decade for Saudi Economic Transformation

Saudi policymakers face the dilemma of how to accomplish ambitious Vision 2030 targets with fewer financial resources and more uncertainties.

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Event Report: Petro Diplomacy 2020

AGSIW's sixth annual Petro Diplomacy conference focused on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy sector and the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Strategic Interests Spark Shift in Morocco’s Gulf Ties

Policy decisions implemented by middle powers like Morocco are shedding light on wider regional realignments and their strategic implications.

Rather Than Addressing Poverty, Iran Cracks Down on Dissent

The rise of economic hardships, widespread poverty, and increasing use of violence by the Islamic Republic are major grievances dominating state-citizen relations.

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