The EV revolution and MENA

The EV revolution and MENA

Electric vehicle (EV) uptake will gain momentum in the MENA region over the coming years, particularly in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Morocco, as governments continue to push for technology adoption and green energy initiatives. While there is limited potential for the region’s main automotive manufacturing countries to capitalise, increased EV demand will spur investment opportunities in charging infrastructure and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services. The lower oil price environment and ongoing uncertainty with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic present the largest risk to uptake.

Now everyone has the big boy’s toys:  The democratization of air power

Now everyone has the big boy’s toys:  The democratization of air power

Technological advances and increased globalization are calling into question long-held assumptions about the use of air power. Non-state actors capable of leveraging new technology – such as cheap precision guided missiles and drones – present a new challenge for air forces of advanced industrial states. Traditional powers must understand these emerging capabilities and the momentary advantages they create if they are to take steps to nullify them.

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.