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In the last five years especially, the government of Saudi Arabia has taken substantive steps to get women into the workforce. Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes that ‘the variety and depth of the reforms is remarkable, and indicates a methodical approach to reversing one of the lowest rates in the world’ ……..

Gulf countries have announced $125 billion of new projects during the first half of 2019. Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli looks into the pros and cons of investments into such construction projects and at whether these will reap economic benefits further down the line.

On 28 July 2019,  a new form of bilateral cooperation was unveiled with the establishment of the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council. Mohammed Bu Hasan looks into the significance of this agreement…..

In the fourth and final part of Dr. Ashraf Keshk’s series of articles on the challenges and responses to regional security threats, he considers the strategic options open to Gulf States to counter these threats…….

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In the last five years especially, the government of Saudi Arabia has taken substantive steps to get women into the workforce. Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes that ‘the variety and depth of the reforms is remarkable, and indicates a methodical approach to reversing one of the lowest rates in the world’ ……..

Gulf countries have announced $125 billion of new projects during the first half of 2019. Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli looks into the pros and cons of investments into such construction projects and at whether these will reap economic benefits further down the line.

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The latest strategic study from DERASAT by Abdulaziz Al Doseri, looks into the recent cooperation between Russia and OPEC which has come to be known as OPEC+; the study analyzes the nature of this relationship and its genesis.

Recent efforts by the Gulf states to improve their relations with Iraq in response to Iran’s interference in Iraq are discussed in this strategic study by Mahmoud Abdul Ghaffar.

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