Added on 02/02/2012
Asia , EU , Europe , Iran , Oil
JUAN COLE: An Economist Intelligence Unit graphic of consumption pinpoints with simple clarity why an EU boycott of Iranian oil could have only a limited impact.
Added on 26/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Ali Akbar Salehi , Ali Al-Naimi , Arabian Gulf , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Captain , China , Ehsan Ahrari , European Union , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Islamists , Israel , Israeli government , Japan , Jeddah , Korea , Kuwait , London , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Middle East Analyst , Military hardware , Norfolk , Oil , oil customer , Oil producer , Oil production , Oman , OPEC , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Pentagon , President , Qatar , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , South Korea , Strait of Hormuz , Sunni , Turki al-Faisal , United Arab Emirates , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , Virginia , Wen Jiabao , Yanbu
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.
Added on 21/01/2012
CNN , Iran , Oil , Oil Embargo
DAVID ROBERTS: A quick and easy map from CNN showing where Iran sends its oil, and therefore those that will be the most affected in case of an oil embargo.
Added on 18/01/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Mellon University’s campus , Doha , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Hassan al Thawadi , Labour Rights , London , Mohammed bin Hammam , Oil , Olympics 2020 , President , Qatar , Qatar Airways , Sepp Blatter , Sharan Burrow , Supreme Committee , Television network , Trade Unions , United Arab Emirates
JAMES M. DORSEY: Qatar has vowed to ensure that contractors involved in preparations for the 2022 World Cup will adhere to international labour laws
Added on 09/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Africa , ARAMCO , Asia , automobile manufacturing , Automobiles , Bloomberg , car parts , China , Food and Drink , Hyundai , irrigation systems , Isuzu Motors Ltd. , King Saud University , Kings College , Korea , minerals processing , North Africa , Oil , Oil and gas , oil exports , Oil revenues , plastics , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Saudis , School of Oriental and African Studies , Solar energy
ROB L. WAGNER: Saudi Arabia has been looking for more than 40 years for an export product that will minimize its dependency on oil. Have they found it?
Added on 05/01/2012
Barack Obama , gas prices , Hizballah , Iran , Israel , Israeli Air Force , Lebanon , Oil , Oil production , oil shipments , The NY Times , U.S. military , UN Security Council , United States
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The NYT today departs from its usual cheer leading of the U.S. military, acknowledging Iran could close the Straits of Hormuz.
Added on 05/01/2012
Afghanistan , America , Christmas , Emir , Europe , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , Hizballah , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , New Year's Day , Obama , Obama administration , Oil , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Strait of Hormuz , Tehran , United Arab Emirates , United States
DAVID ROBERTS: It appears that both the United States and Iran’s domestic political requirements have spun the region into a dangerous spiral.
Added on 30/12/2011
Abdullah , Al Qaeda , Algeria , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Ali Khamenei , Arab Spring , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Baath Party in Syria , Bahrain , Balkans , Ben Ali , Binyamin Netanyahu , Bush Administration , David Cameron , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Europe , France , G8 , Gaza , George W. Bush , Hamas , Hillary Clinton , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Islam , Israel , Joe Biden , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Middle East Opinions of America , Misrata , Moncef Marzouki , Morocco , Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Obama , Oil , Palestinian Territories , President , Prime Minister , Saddam Hussein , Saudi Arabia , School of Oriental and African Studies , Social services , Supreme , Suzanne Mubarak , Syria , Syrian National Council , Tahrir Square , Tel Aviv , Tunisia , Turkey , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United States , Washington , West Bank , Western Europe , Western Mountain region , Yemen
JUAN COLE: So much that is misinformed, over-hyped and simply plain wrong has been written about the Arab Spring. So let’s sort the wheat from the chaff.
Added on 23/12/2011
Electricity , Energy , Natural gas , Nuclear energy , Oil , oil markets , Oil revenues , Saudi Arabia , solar technology , United Kingdom
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Demand is outstripping the ability to produce enough oil and natural gas AND continue programs of welfare at the same time.
Added on 19/12/2011
Energy , Oil , Saudi Arabia , Women , Women's driving , Women's issues
EMAN AL NAFJAN: The to-ing and fro-ing has gone on for years. It’s about time we all acknowledged that it ranks very low in Saudi womens priorities.
Added on 22/11/2011
Bahrain , Economic Development Board , Egypt , Europe , Formula 1 , Gulf Daily News , Iran , Iraq , Libya , Local media , London , Middle East , New York , Oil , police car , Saudi Arabia , Tear gas , Tehran , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: Tomorrow sees the publication of a report into the events of February and March of this year. Could it draw a line under those tragic events?
Added on 05/11/2011
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NEWS ANALYSIS: So how does the Middle East do? Not great, but Saudi’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud is in the top 10, at number 7.
Added on 05/11/2011
Matt J. Duffy
Abu Dhabi , Associated Press , Bahrain , Dubai , Journalism , Middle East , Oil , Paris , self-censorship , United Arab Emirates
MATT J. DUFFY: The people of the UAE deserve to know the context surrounding this trial. The press does them a disservice by ignoring crucial elements of the story.
Added on 31/10/2011
Afghanistan , Africa , Colonel , France , Iraq , Libya , Muammar el-Qaddafi , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Oil , oil reserves , Tripoli , United Kingdom , United States
MONDOWEISS, MATTHEW TAYLOR: Whatever one thinks of The West’s role in this revolution, it should not have a free pass to engage in more oil imperialism.
Added on 17/10/2011
Bahrain , Beijing , Cairo , China , Cuba , Dubai , Egypt , Healthcare , Homs , Iraq , Jeddah , Lenin , Libya , London , Middle East , Moscow , New York , Ohio , Oil , Osama Bin Laden , Pennsylvania , Pentagon , Premier League , Riyadh , Ronald Reagan , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Soviet Union , Stalin , Syria , UN General Assembly , United Kingdom , United States , Yugoslavia
STEVE ROYSTON: Received wisdom portrays a backward, oppressive society, dominated by religious extremists and a monarchy whose main mission is self-preservation.
Added on 16/10/2011
James M. Dorsey
Abdullah , Adel Al-Jubeir , Africa , Atlantic coast , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , East Africa , Egypt , Europe , Gilad Shalit , Hamas , Hizballah , Human Rights Watch , Iran , Iraq , Islamist government , Israel , Libya , Mahmoud Abbas , Manama , Massachusetts , Mexico , Middle East , North Africa , Obama administration , Oil , Palestine Authority , Palestinian Territories , President , Quds Force , Salesman , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Texas , Tunisia , Turkey , United States , US government , Washington , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: The people power movement has the most to lose and could find itself in the grinder as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran jockey for power.
Added on 10/10/2011
Sultan Al Qassemi
Arab Gulf , Boston , Canada , Emiratis , Facebook , Gulf Arab , Harvard University , Kuwait , law student , Los Angeles , Oil , Qatar , Toronto , Twitter , Washington DC
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: Qatar, he told me, has one of the most impressive constitutions, as well as the most impressive parliamentary building. “Too bad there’s no parliament to occupy it,” he said.
Added on 30/09/2011
James M. Dorsey
Abdullah , Abu Dhabi , Arab Spring , Bahrain , Banking , Dubai , East Africa , Egypt , fencing , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , handball , Jordan , Kuwait , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Oil , oil prices , Oil wealth , Oman , Pandora's box , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Sultan Qaboos bin Said , Syria , Tunisia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Their reluctance to be proactive rather than reactive has so far shielded the GCC from the revolt. The question is for how long, and what’s the price?
Added on 24/09/2011
Corruption , Emir , Kuwait , Kuwaiti MP , Oil , oil revenue , Oil revenues , Prime Minister , Sabah Al Sabah , The New York Times , World Bank
DAVID ROBERTS: Allegations of corruption have been swirling around Kuwait’s parliament for a very long time now. It’s time that the issue was treated seriously.
Added on 20/09/2011
Arab League , Army , Barack Obama , Bashar al-Assad , Ba’ath Party , China , Egypt , European Union , France , Gulf Co-operation Council , Iran , Lebanon , Libya , Maher al-Assad , Oil , President , Republicans , Russia , Syria , Syrian government , Turkey , United Kingdom , United Nations , United States , William Hague
LUCY EMMERSON: There are still more who believe that a regime which has killed in excess of 2,200 peaceful protesters in the past 6 months cannot stand