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What BP’s Claim of an End to Peak Oil Demand Means for Gulf Producers

Gulf oil producers need to show some urgency and establish a strategy compatible with a carbon-neutral world.

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Nuclear Power in the Middle East: The Politics of Stakeholder Coalitions

The creation and management of domestic and external stakeholder coalitions is intrinsic to a sustained commitment to nuclear energy in the UAE.

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As UAE Nuclear Power Plant Comes On Line, Attention Turns to Saudi Plans

The Gulf appears to be approaching a new, uncertain era: a scramble for sources of uranium, possibly followed by the acquisition of dual-use technologies, enrichment, and a capacity for breakout.

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Is This Time Different? The Gulf’s Early Economic Policy Response to the Crises of 2020

As Gulf Arab policymakers continue to confront an ambiguous future, they will rely heavily on familiar economic policy measures and avoid straying from the status quo as long as possible.

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Oman’s Bittersweet Economic Relations With China

Oman’s precarious reliance on energy exports to China and insufficient Chinese investment in non-oil segments of the Omani economy leave the sultanate in a weak position to address urgent economic challenges.

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Looming Peak Oil Demand Triggers Gulf Race for Natural Gas

The dash for gas will have ramifications for economic and energy models of the region’s petrostates for years to come as environmental pressures mount within the region and beyond.

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Apicorp Report: W-Shaped Recovery for MENA as Energy Investments Plunge

A protracted slump in upstream oil and gas investment may result in the undesirable return of price volatility and market imbalance.

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Strategic Partnership Agreement With China Represents Lifeline for Iran

The Iran-China agreement appears as a framework for cooperation. Its realization depends on external factors over which Iran has no influence.

How Oil Sanctions Spurred Iran to Reconsider Regional Trade

For those seeking pathways to stable economic growth in the Middle East, developments in Iran may serve as a model – Iran represents the first major oil producer in the Middle East to transition to overall dependence on non-oil exports.

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