- Change of course for the Gulf States’ Sovereign Wealth Funds Sebastian Castelier · 29 July Their sovereign funds are multi-faceted bodies which invest the Gulf states’ budget surpluses on the world’s stock exchanges. But the volatility of oil prices, the increasing debt ratios and the effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the economies of the region should by rights redirect these (...)
- Gulf Hubs Asphyxiated by Covid-19 Sebastian Castelier · 9 April Over 800 jetliners are grounded in the airports of the Gulf countries. Nerve centre of the air routes between Asia, Europe and Africa, the region has cause for worry: will the industry that plays a crucial role in the diversification of economies that are far too dependent on hydrocarbon (...)
Qatar: Farming Ambitions Detrimental to the Environment
· October 2019
Seriously affected by the diplomatic crisis that has divided the Gulf countries since 2017, Qatar brandishes its determination to achieve food self-sufficiency as a political riposte at the risk of durably depleting its precious subsoil hydraulic resources.
A stone’s throw from the Qatar (...)