Summary: a Jewish Canadian who has written plays about the Israel/Palestine conflict offers insights and calls for international intervention as neither side is capable of finding a road to the fair and equitable peace that the majority on both sides yearn for.
Summary: as the Gaza wars rages on a lesson that should be remembered is that after a decade of upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa states in the region used diplomacy, not military action, to ease tensions and achieve a stable regional order.
Summary: although OPEC+ will almost certainly extend existing cuts at its 26 November meeting and might agree modest additional trimming, growth in non-OPEC+ production is currently on track to see global output outpacing demand through 2024.
Summary: after Russia, Iraq is the second largest generator of methane into the atmosphere from the practice of flaring, a procedure that is damaging the health of the people and costing the country billions in lost revenue while contributing to global warming.
Summary: while clamping down on pro-Palestinian sentiment Saudi Arabia remains conflicted, with the leadership concerned more with supporting Israel than condemning the ongoing slaughter of civilians in Gaza while ordinary Saudis, though they cannot say it, supporting the Palestinian cause.
Summary: even taking into account the uptick in the price of oil since 7 October, markets remain calm in the face of the Israel/Hamas war. Both history and current events suggest that this is appropriate even though risks of serious escalations abound.
Summary: the Gaza war has provoked widespread support in war-torn Yemen for Palestine at a time when the Saudis are ever more anxious to secure a peace deal with the Huthis.
Summary: despite a royal decree in 2020 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman that those sentenced to death for alleged crimes committed when they were juveniles would no longer be executed, evidence emerged this week that the executions will continue.
Summary: as the full horror of the Al Ahli Hospital massacre is revealed to the world, Israel continues to present itself as the sole victim of the 7 October Hamas attack.
Summary: events in the past few days have added to already significant uncertainties around the oil supply/demand equation. Nonetheless the latest Gaza war is unlikely to impact the price of oil.