**Written and disseminated among select contacts on May 11**
Iraq's new PM, whose appointment on May 6 put an end to months of political stalemate in Iraq, faces multiple economic, social and geopolitical challenges. Before broader reform can be introduced, it will have to tackle a flailing economy, hit particularly... »
**Written and disseminated among select contacts on May 12**
Saudi Arabia announced a series of measures on Monday - including a three-fold hike in VAT from July – to address a sharp deterioration in its financial position. A policy response to the twin crises of lower oil prices and the... »
An Iranian response to the Jan 3 assassination of Soleimani is all but inevitable, but the potential targets are numerous and geographically diverse with possible ripple effects across the Middle East and beyond.
Emily Stromquist | Director of Energy| email@example.com
International tension rises over Iran’s nuclear programme, but regional thaw in Iran-GCC relations is possible
Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | firstname.lastname@example.org