COVID-19 highlights vulnerability of Gulf’s migrant workers

COVID-19 highlights vulnerability of Gulf’s migrant workers

Fareed Mohamedi
The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on migrant workers in GCC member states.  Lacking employment and social protections of the native populations, foreign workers are more likely to contract the disease and get the worst possible care. Moreover, they are the most vulnerable to the economic toll exerted by containment measures and the oil price collapse. The response of governments and employers has been predictably harsh.  

The rise of digital solutions – and vulnerabilities – in oil and gas

The rise of digital solutions – and vulnerabilities – in oil and gas

The hydrocarbons sector is increasingly turning to digital solutions to monitor, predict and optimise operations, enabling companies to better insulate themselves against market volatility. The process of digitalisation will create significant vulnerabilities in terms of cybersecurity and data privacy. O&G companies are particularly exposed, and it will take government and industry cooperation to mitigate the risks.

Iran drawing closer to isolation on world stage

Iran drawing closer to isolation on world stage

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