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China-Gulf Ties: Tougher Acts to Follow Successful Show

Inconsistent policymaking, slowing growth figures, and a shrinking population may put to question China’s collective strength as an economic partner for the Gulf Arab states.

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Saudi Women in the Workforce

Saudi Arabia has made significant progress on women’s rights and labor force participation, but there is still a lot of work to do.

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The 2022 World Cup is a Win for GCC Cooperation

For many of Qatar’s neighbors, the World Cup has been an economic boon, potentially paving the way for future cooperation.

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Tourism Springboard or Critical Spotlight?

Despite subjecting the small Gulf state to criticism, over the long term, hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup enhances Qatar’s brand recognition and can help accelerate the country’s tourism agenda.

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Rethinking the Currency Peg in the Gulf Arab States

With the fluctuations of oil and gas prices creating shocks to their economies, Gulf states may want to rethink the peg to the U.S. dollar.

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Intergenerational Migrants in the Gulf: An Overlooked Labor Force Resource

New laws and policies allowing longer residency and more possibilities for upward mobility for intergenerational migrants and long-term residents could help Gulf governments address key labor market and productivity challenges.

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Neom’s Ambition Goes Into Hyperdrive

The development strategy behind Neom is coming into focus: Planners want the megaproject to reflect something greater than the sum of its parts while trying to tether lofty ambitions to reality with major global event commitments.

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Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

The conflict in Ukraine has brought about a change in the psychology and geography of the oil and gas markets, and the ramifications will be felt across the energy complex for years.

Kurdistan’s Gas Exports: Reality or Mirage?

There are a host of serious internal political conflicts as well as legal, financial, and geopolitical hurdles to increasing Kurdish gas exports, prompting questions regarding whether such aspirations are realistic.

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