Summary: despite the recent uptick in equity markets, global economic prospects look gloomy enough to justify agreement on a further cut in output when OPEC+ meets on 4 December.
Summary: will the energy price rise caused by Putin’s war in Ukraine allow Algeria to return to a position of power and prominence in North Africa and the wider Middle East?
Summary: with less than a month to go before the launch of the World Cup, Qatar has reacted with fury to criticisms in Western media.
Summary: the output cuts agreed by OPEC+ on 5 October have reignited the oil bulls. However, there is good reason to continue to weigh the balance between upside and downside risks to the price of crude.
Summary: the recent decision by OPEC+ to cut production was a jab in the eye to the West but one that has been a long time coming.
Summary: opportunity beckons for Algeria as Europe struggles to meet its urgent need for reliable gas supplies but much needs to change in the energy, financial and industry sectors for the country to realise its full potential as a major European gas supplier.
Summary: following the agreement to cut output at its September meeting, OPEC+ faces another tricky balancing act on 5 October especially if its aim remains to put a US$100pb ‘floor’ under Brent.
Summary: After a tumultuous week which saw the death of Queen Elizabeth and the rout of the Russian army in Ukraine, the Middle East analyst and author Kristian Coates Ulrichsen returns to the podcast to discuss in detail his recent tweets with Arab Digest editor William Law.
Summary: Joe Biden is beginning a three day visit that is likely to deliver little and may well serve only to underline perceptions among both allies and enemies that American power and influence is continuing on a downward trajectory.
Summary: the Hajj, supposedly the journey of a lifetime, is proving once again to be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.