As Britain gets set to leave the EU, opportunities in the Middle East beckon.
The Riyadh Agreement signed 5 November 2019 was supposed to merge Yemeni government and Southern Transitional Council (STC) security forces in Yemen under the auspices of Saudi Arabia but thus far little progress has been made.
Summary: An American startup with a troubled track record has been selected to help meet Saudi Arabia’s pressing need for affordable homes.
Thus far a modest market reaction and US President Donald Trump’s wish to avoid a major spike in oil prices as he gears up for his re-election campaign are signs that war is not the inevitable outcome of the Sulemaini assassination
The assassination of the Iranian Quds Force general Qassem Suleimani dramatically alters the political landscape of the Middle East. How Iran responds will determine if the region is marching toward a major war.
2019 has seen the biggest protests in the MENA region since 2011 together with ongoing wars, escalating tensions and economic and political insecurity.
Signs of rapprochement between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours but too early to assume the feud is over.
Saudi Arabia heads into the Vienna OPEC meeting facing stiff headwinds in its bid to secure a higher price for oil.
Saudi Arabia, via its Public Investment Fund, heavily backed a Japanese AI entrepreneur’s Vision Fund that recently made huge losses raising questions about where this investment is headed.
The response to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that West Bank settlements are not illegal ran from positive to damning with notable delays and silences.