Summary: as a key defendant agrees to cooperate fully with Belgium prosecutors, the full extent to which the EU parliament was allegedly corrupted by Qatar and Morocco is set to be revealed.
Summary: despite the relative calm of the past month, energy markets remain mired in uncertainty with volatility only likely to increase.
Summary: with the closing of Dubai’s world fair questions are raised about its legacy.
Summary: Gulf monarchies’ refusal to side with the US and Europe against Russia is not about Russia. It is about a transactional approach to protecting national interests and avoiding the costs of strategic alignment.
Summary: forecasting the price of oil at year-end is even more fraught than usual but OPEC+ may be looking for something close to the current US$82pb or a little higher.
Summary: the battlefield success of Turkish drones in Libya, Iraq and Syria are changing the way that Middle East wars are being fought and regional geo-political ambitions are being realised.
Summary: competing ideas for increased security in the Gulf “tinderbox”. UK under Johnson backs the US. Legal considerations.
Summary: President Bashir arrested, military council takes over. Protests continue.
Summary: Trump announces a U-turn on the Golan Heights. General condemnation. A boost for Netanyahu’s election prospects.
Summary: Kushner shows a little more leg, but the deal of the century remains a mystery – and is unlikely to work.