Is Cooperation Possible to Develop Joint Oil Fields in the Arabo-Persian Gulf?
Pierre Fabiani, August 2017
The crisis between Qatar and its neighbors has highlighted the tensions across the Arabo-Persian Gulf, which are not limited to hostility between Tehran and Riyadh. Cooperation in the exploitation of hydrocarbons could help to ease regional crises.
To unitize oil and gas (O&G) fields (...)
U.S. Policies in the Middle East under the Trump Presidency
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, April 2017
Donald Trump has not yet formulated a clear foreign policy doctrine. But state appointments as well as the first decisions taken about Syria or Yemen, or the decision to use the most powerful US non-atomic bomb in Afghanistan, reveal some broad orientations of the future US policy in the Middle (...)
The United Arab Emirates have it in for the Muslim Brotherhood
Marc Cher-Leparrain, February 2017
Less populated and less hegemonic than Saudi Arabia, more discreet than Qatar, the United Arab Emirates has been not less active, especially since 2011, to fight political Islam in all its forms, with the Muslim Brotherhood as its main target. The federation is therefore in frontal opposition (...)
How the Environment Became a Communications Instrument in the Gulf
COP22 From Rhetoric to Action
Akram Belkaid, November 2016
The discourse on preserving the environment and saving energy has been assimilated by leaders of the Gulf, in a region on the frontline of climate change. However, as in many cases, beyond communication efforts the reality is much less ecological.
The scene takes place in September 2015 in (...)