Economy & Innovation

GCC

Start-Ups and SMEs: Key Lessons for the GCC from Global Models

The ambition to diversify the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies away from their reliance on...

GCC

Obstacles to Unleashing the Gulf’s Entrepreneurial Potential

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have long striven to become less dependent on oil...

Iraq

Geopolitics and Challenges in Iraq’s Quest for Regional Connectivity

Last month, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Baghdad, Iraq announced that it would...

Iran

New Year’s Woes: Five Worrying Trends for Iranian Households

March 21 marks the turn of the Persian calendar. Iranians welcome the Persian New Year...

Qatar

Leveling Up: Unlocking The Promise of Esports in Qatar

In some Arab Gulf States, the esports (electronic sports) industry is booming. Besides the entertainment...

GCC

Gulf States’ Opportunities in Kazakhstan’s Emerging Economy and...

When U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in San Francisco to...

KSA

Reimagining Geopolitics: How the IMEC Corridor Aims to Reshape Global Trade...

At the recent G20 summit in New Delhi in September, U.S. President Joe Biden announced...

GCC

GCC-Central Asia Summit: An Opportunity for the Two Regions

On July 19th, Saudi Arabia hosted two important events: the 18th meeting of the Gulf...

Iran

North-South Transport Corridor: Iran-Russia New Railway to Circumvent Weste...

After the United States and the European Union imposed extensive sanctions on Russia in response...

GCC

At the Crossroads of Asia, Uzbekistan Reaches Out to the Gulf

For centuries, an invisible thread has connected what is now Uzbekistan and the GCC-member states:...

Iran

As the Rial’s Value Drops, Pressure on the Raisi Government Grows

The value of the Iranian rial fell sharply in February 2023, decreasing from 440,000 rials...

UAE

Economic Statecraft and its Role in Russia-UAE Relations

“Economic statecraft” is usually described as a state’s use of economic tools to further its...

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