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The Legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai

If Dubai can accomplish an efficient post-expo transition into a sustainable and profitable city, then the first world exposition held in the Middle East could become the new international standard in legacy planning.

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The UAE Looks to the Stars

The United Arab Emirates is turning to its space program to position itself as a hub for advanced technology, diversify the economy away from oil, and rekindle space culture among young Emiratis.

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India’s Shift From Strategic Restraint to Strategic Recalibration in West Asia

As India aspires to be a great power and rule shaper in international politics, minilateral forums, like I2U2, provide India an opportunity to navigate international problems collectively and advance its economic interests.

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Expats Central to Gulf’s Post-Pandemic, Oil-Fueled Growth Plans

Regional governments are balancing a desire to attract high net worth individuals and skilled expatriates against the need to ensure the economic welfare of their citizenry.

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Waiting on Hardship: Economic Jihad or Market Liberalization in Iran?

The Raisi government’s political rhetoric of submission to economic hardship fails to provide a tangible economic solution to tackle Iran’s economic crisis.

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Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Oil and Gas

China’s willingness to boost imports of discounted Russian crude oil reinforces why Gulf oil- and gas-producing states should strive for diversified energy partnerships.

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Thriving UAE-Indonesia Ties Highlight Potential in Southeast Asia

The continued rise of Indonesia as a Southeast Asian hub has encouraged the Gulf Arab states to view it as both an investment destination and avenue for their economic diversification and growth endeavors.

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Investing in Geography: Will the Saudi Bid to Become a Logistics Hub Pay Dividends?

With more than 1,400 miles of coast overlooking two of the busiest global shipping routes and a unique geographic position connecting three continents, Saudi Arabia has placed logistics at the core of its economic diversification agenda.

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Bread Riots in Iran, Intransigence in Vienna

Are domestic protests over economic conditions likely to increase Iran’s willingness to come to a final agreement with the United States to restore the JCPOA?

Improved Fiscal Outlooks Renew Focus on Gulf Economic Diversification Efforts

The financial windfall from oil and gas exports may boost regional officials’ ambitious economic diversification plans but doesn’t make them foolproof.

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