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Iraq: a compromise government for crisis management

03 June 2020
**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... »

VAT hike aims to shore up Saudi’s finances amid low risk of public resistance

03 June 2020
**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... »

Israeli gas deliveries boost Egypt’s LNG ambitions

21 January 2020
Israeli gas deliveries will boost Egypt’s LNG ambitions, but East Med gas export plans face an uphill battle Emily Stromquist | Director of Energy| e.stromquist@castlereagh.net

Iranian missile strikes on US bases

08 January 2020
What the attack achieved and what comes next – Tehran’s view Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net

Aftermath of Soleimani killing: what should the world expect?

06 January 2020
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| e.stromquist@castlereagh.net

Another government resigns in Kuwait

15 November 2019
Political disputes narrow the scope for meaningful reforms Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net

Iran drawing closer to isolation on world stage

13 November 2019
International tension rises over Iran’s nuclear programme, but regional thaw in Iran-GCC relations is possible Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net

EDGE Group and the future of Emirati defence

13 November 2019
UAE defence plans will require large-scale reform Daniel Moshashai | Regional Analyst – Geopolitics and Infrastructure | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net

DP World’s expansion plans on hold due to Brexit uncertainty

11 November 2019
Gulf heavyweight’s move reflects key risk facing government from UK’s delayed departure from EU Rachna Uppal |Senior Analyst Business & Finance GCC | r.uppal@castlereagh.net

Saudi Arabia holds off on mega oil IPO – why?

18 October 2019
The kingdom has delayed the Aramco IPO due to unfavourable market conditions Rachna Uppal | Senior Analyst Business and Finance Gulf | r.uppal@castlereagh.net

Russian-Saudi relationship

15 October 2019
Russia and Saudi Arabia reaffirm ties, especially in energy, but fail to produce game-changing agreements Emily Stromquist | Director of Energy| e.stromquist@castlereagh.net

No Palermo Convention for Iran

11 October 2019
Iran to fall foul of FATF requirements next week  Daniel Moshashai | MENA Analyst | d.moshashai@castlereagh.net

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